Let me give you an example: as a big American Football fan who has watched nigh on nearly every Superbowl since I was a kid, I sat down last week to watch this year's encounter. Amy has told me this story a few times but I still find it funny because, sometimes, you have just got to laugh.
Unlike in my younger days, I no longer have the stamina to stay up well into the wee hours of the morning to take in "the greatest show on turf" - as it is sometimes referred to by Americans. Now this has nothing to do with my brain injury - I'm just simply getting old - but don't worry I won't turn the air of the blog blue again - like I did last week - by saying the line Danny Glover famously used in Lethal Weapon!
I also knew I could record the whole thing and then watch it back when I had finished work the next day - as like most days, I am always on the look out for something to do/watch when I have finished my three hours of work on a Monday - purely to fill up my time.
According to my wonderful fiancée, I watched the whole match on playback on Monday afternoon BUT then proceeded to watch the highlights programme - almost straight away afterwards - as I struggled to remember what had happened, or who had even won!
I remember a quarterback called Payton Manning was playing, who used to play for the Indianapolis Colts - showing you how fickle the human memory can be!
This story absolutely petrifies me, because can you imagine what that is like? Even more so as I am a rugby journalist who used to pride himself on the prowess of his powers of recall.
I have previously mentioned, my memory problems are nowhere near as bad as that experienced by Australian actor Guy Pearce in one of my favourite films - Memento - where he struggles to recall even the last 24 hours. That just shows you the variety of different brain injuries one can suffer, and their consequences.
For the last week we have been on holiday with Amy's family down at a place called Woolacombe, which is in North Devon. Amy tells me her family often frequented it when she and her younger siblings were growing up. I went there a few years ago with them - and I am pleased to say I do actually remember it! - I just could not narrow it down to what particular year it was. Amy's mum tells me they were due to go there four years ago, but Amy instead opted to travel to Dublin for a mini break with a university friend where she ran into a certain chap from Leicester, who was living in Cheltenham, and the rest, as they say, - I hope - is history.
But knowing these moments are fleeting for me means I am constantly aware that all these moments and feelings will probably be lost in my head. Which is why Amy decided to film lots of the week. Amy even filmed her mum's plunge into the freezing ocean as seen above!!! All to help me remember, I for one can't wait to watch them back, probably multiple times!