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  • Her memory was gone, she lost her identity, and she found herself a stranger to herself. She is in a hospital room with tubes connected to her body frame. “Where am I, what has happened to me, and most of all, what is my name, what am I?”, she asks herself over and over again. “I feel like nothing and I cannot seem to reach who I really am,” she thinks to herself. So much mystery to unravel and she feels so drained. The door opens to her room and a man dressed in a blue serge suit enters. His face shows concern and as he walks over to her bed, he introduces himself as her doctor. He says that she was found on her doorstep by her neighbor and brought to the hospital two months ago. He continues to speak to her, but her mind concentrates on the words, “two months ago,” and does not hear anything he is saying. His voice is getting louder trying to get her attention, as she brings herself back into focus trying to concentrate on his words. He is addressing her as ‘Jane’ and asking questions of her referring to her as ‘Jane.’

    She knows that ‘Jane’ must be her name but why can’t she feel anything when she hears the word. He is telling her that he performed surgery on her when they xrayed trying to find the reason for her seizure.

    Later in the day, she reflects on what the doctor told her. Her mind is racing with the fact that she can’t remember anything about her past. As tired as she is, she lays in the bed and thinks of what all of this means. “It feels like a movie transpiring in my head and I am the director,” she thinks to herself. “What do I do next?”

    A nurse enters the room and gives her a shot to make her sleep, telling her that she has gone through a dramatic trauma and needs her rest to regain her strength for the days that follow.

    As she drifts off to sleep, thoughts of Jane Adams drift through her mind and she wonders, “What is the next step, how do I begin again?”

    Chapter Three to follow...
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