Patient trapped in a 23-year 'coma' was conscious all along

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  1. Xenophon
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    This would be my ultimate nightmare, unable to move, communicate, do anything for 23 years!

    I would have long ago gone insane.

    Patient trapped in a 23-year 'coma' was conscious all along | Mail Online

     
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    this is my worst nightmare actually. It is like the Hitchcock film where the guy was alive but they thought he was dead.
     
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    Remember the movie "Lorenzos Oil" the mom read and sang to her son every day and he remembered it when he woke up. Lesson learned?
     
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    one of my worst nightmares,too. it's called locked in syndrome. they did an episode about it on House. freaked me out.
     
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    Ah fuck, he did not endure anthing worse than Christmas with my wife's relatives.
     
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    I wonder how your wife's relatives feel about you at Christmas showing up drunk?
     
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    You mean this guy couldn't use his eyes to blink or to get someone's attention?
     
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    :eek: Oh dear God, how awful.
     
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    From what it says, that appears to be the case.

    They thought he was a vegtable.
     

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