Part Six of Angela’s story is at http://tbivoices.com/blog/uncategorized/amnesia-and-what-angela-cant-remember/
Actual amnesia after brain injury is much different than the way it is portrayed in the movies. Rarely, does brain damage cause the injury person to forget who they were or life’s events. Almost all brain injury amnesia relates to a loss of memory of events a short time (if at all) before the accident (retrograde amnesia) and loss of memory of events after the accident (post-traumatic amnesia or anterograde amnesia). Periods of amnesia aren’t always a complete loss, but can include periods when memory isn’t complete or accurate. While Angela has the classic complete loss for periods 20 minutes before her accident and days after, the full extent of her amnesia was never appreciated, as it wasn’t assessed after she left the hospital.