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I Was In a Coma

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 145 People

    Never Quite Myself For Several Years After Coma

    I have been struggling with this since my 2 week coma in 2003. I don't recall going (or being taken in) to the hospital where I stayed for 2 months. I had collapsed from pneumonia and gone into a coma from which the attending physicians were unsure if I would recover. When I did...
    TenBears1965 TenBears1965 46-50, M 3 Responses Jul 17, 2013

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    Hi

    I was burned 19 years ago with hot water.. I was rushed to Grady hospital August 22nd and woke up September 1995.. Second and third degree burns..88% of my body..im alive..
    dizzy12 dizzy12 31-35, F 1 Response May 10, 2013

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    It was a overdose induced coma

    after drinking too much mixed with pills. 18 hours. I don't remember anything exept for hanging out in this guy I met when I was in America. And then I went and picked up my perscription and then took 3 which Im only supposed to take 1 but I dont think they work unless I take...
    LandonS LandonS 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 27

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    20 years after an aortic transplant it failed

    and in November Harefield hospital decided despite age the only hope was a second replacement. I came to wondering what I should do for Christmas which I assumed was now only three weeks away. Sorry the aftercare nurse said you have missed it, we are now in January! It seems...
    crazyhorse122 crazyhorse122 70+, M 2 Responses Jun 21

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    Coming to, or rejoining the living was an

    interesting experience. I can now say that I do not fear death, delirium maybe, but not the process of dying. The ride toward it was wild, and my mind does not remember the actual events that led to losing my airway. I remember telling a stranger that I thought I was in...
    paufui paufui 51-55 1 Response Apr 2

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    In A Coma For 2 An A Half Days

    2 weeks ago today which made it the 12 of december i tried committing suicide due to my depression an how it led to a breakdown in my relationship. im a born again christian. my name is peter. all i remember from being in my coma was seeing my past good deeds id done my past...
    bushy1981 bushy1981 31-35 3 Responses Dec 24, 2012

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    Anger And Discontent

    My last story left off where I had come out of a coma months earlier and was happy to be alive. Although I thought my head was straighter than it probably was at this time, I felt like life is moving forward. ...so I thought. I guess it is in some ways, but maybe it's just the...
    fcms fcms 41-45, M 2 Responses May 12, 2012

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    While I Was Sleeping

    The first thing I heard was a voice saying, "You've been in a Coma, don't try to talk"  but that all I wanted to do.  However I was prevented from speaking because of the Trachea tube in my throat.  It had been 32 days since I had been taken to the ER and...
    MariesBelief MariesBelief 51-55, F 3 Responses Aug 14, 2009

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    Book About A Man Who Was In A Coma For 6 Weeks

    If anyone is interested I am reading a book a man wrote about his experience of being in a Coma for 6 weeks. The name of the book is WORLD LOCKED IN Six weeks in a coma and Beyond. By Mark Hathaway
    tiffanysmom3301 tiffanysmom3301 31-35, F Aug 6, 2013

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    I Have Tryed To Tell My Story .... A Few Word's Not Wright ,, Not Going To Fight It

    was in coma for 16 day's. had 20% of one lung left, told them I would be fine, as I told my husband ever since I was 15 , said if it happens , don't give up I will be OK! just new!! in my thought's for 30 year's , this was going to be & no dough I would be fine. at 45 one year...
    lscchrzan lscchrzan 46-50, F Jul 17, 2013

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    Is This Recovery?

    I was in a coma in Nov. 2010 from septic shock (you can read my story on the sepsis shock forum). I had vivid dreams and hallucinations while sleeping. I don't remember people talking to me or particular procedures being done. I have traced some dreams and hallucinations to...
    slowbutsure slowbutsure 36-40 10 Responses May 21, 2011

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    A Diabetic Coma...

    I was 9 and we were at the park I started to feel a little shakey but I stupidly ignored it. I started going pale, and getting pins, and needles in my hands, and legs. I also had blurry tunnel vision. To make it worse some old school bullies were there chucking stciks and muddy...
    thedimone thedimone 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 25, 2012

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    My Coma Experience

    Back in November of 2006, I was rushed to the hospital with severe abdominal pains. Severe enough to literally knock me off my feet and take my breath away. At the ER, I was diagnosed with diverticulitus and sent home with prescriptions for antibiotics and painkillers. I was...
    abbygrace abbygrace 46-50, F 4 Responses Oct 8, 2012

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    Gastric Bypass Almost Killed Me!

    I went in for a gastric bypass (weight loss surgery) in July 2002. I had complications including 7 emergency surgeries and sepsis. i coded and 3 occasions. While in my coma I saw horrible things and when I started to wake up 12 weeks later, my body had atrophied and I was a...
    laurenet laurenet 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 25, 2013

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    I Was In A Coma For 21 Weeks

    My name is Erin and four years ago I woke up from being in a coma for 21 weeks.  What happened was in 2005 I recieved a kidney transplant from my best friend and in 2006 the doctor's told me that I was rejecting that kidney and I was placed in the hospital and given drugs to...
    tiffanysmom tiffanysmom 26-30 5 Responses Feb 3, 2011

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    Pregnant And In Acoma

    Last summer, I was 26 weeks pregnant and very healthyish as had developed gestational diabetes, low blood pressure and walking up to 14 miles per day to control blood sugars but was utterly exhausted, working a very busy and physical job at a school for children and young adults...
    sleevebyhazel sleevebyhazel 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 28, 2013

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    3 Months Of Dreams

    in may of '09 i had surgery to remove my gull stones and woke up in aug. i am an alcoholic my i add. i thought, why am i in a hospital ? i don't have any memory of going into surgery or weeks leading up to it. i just remember parties i went to before it all. i asked myself, didh...
    ericpmyazzie ericpmyazzie 36-40 1 Response Aug 16, 2012

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    As A Child, I Was In A Coma For A Week. I Remember....

    As a child, I was in a coma for a week. I remember.... I was five years old. It was after a terrible accident. No sight. No physical sensations. Only a feeling of being suspended in black darkness, and voices. Sometimes they were close, other times they were echoes far away from...
    shaandar shaandar 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 9, 2012

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    A Month Of Vivid Dreams // Spiritual Journey

    5 years ago I was in a horrible car accident that resulted in the loss of my left kidney, broke my back in 3 places, shattered my left humerus, broke 5 ribs, broke my sternum, had a piece of my stomach and small intestine removed, as well as a serious head injury. My memories...
    AntonioDeVille AntonioDeVille 22-25 2 Responses Feb 6, 2013

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    Not Like It Used To Be

    I have been battling stomach cancer for several months. The amount of radiation and chemotherapy I had been going through ultimately broke my body down and I was declared dead. My family was called and informed I was dead. I had decreed that my body would be used for scientific...
    trex1978 trex1978 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 2, 2013

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    Coma 21 Weeks..Given No Hope!

    I am 32 years old and I have a wonderful 12 year old daughter and on my 26th birthday I was in a Coma and was told by all doctor's that I would never wake up. Dr. stood in my room and told my parents that I would never open my eyes, I would never leave that room that I was gone...
    tiffanysmom3301 tiffanysmom3301 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 21, 2013

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    Maybe We Were "Asleep" For A Reason!

    I suffer from PTSD, I have vivid dreams at night and often find myself waking up in the night unable to breath. So I thought If I got my medical records and understood what I went though kinda make since of my dreams that they would go away, I wasn't prepared for what I got...
    tiffanysmom3301 tiffanysmom3301 31-35, F Apr 2, 2013

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    21 Days And 15 Days In Coma And I Survived. Had Some Good Experiences

    I am a renal patient and been on dialysis since mid of 2011. While on dialysis suddenly my blood pressure started fluctuating and experiencing severe headache. I tried to consult in A and E. But found no problem at all. But on 2nd of november while at home ( i dont remember since...
    basnetameer basnetameer 31-35, M 6 Responses Dec 15, 2012

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    Yep 3 Times!

    I been in coma 3 times for a month each time, one was when i was born,3 years old and 5 years old. I remember this one time where I just woke up in this very small room all white! I had no idea where I was or the people around me are or why im in this room. It was complete silent...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 9, 2012

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    Coma Nightmares

    In March of 2006 I was in intensive care battling pneumonia and H1N1. My body crashed and I was put on life support for 10 days with induced coma. I remember extremely psychotic "dreams". These nightmares happened on the 2 occasions they tried to remove respirator. Both times I...
    MNWoman MNWoman 46-50, F 4 Responses Jun 19, 2012

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    Waking Up Alone

    i woke up alone and have never been the same its as though i am dead inside. i no longer no where i belong. there is part of me that never woke up and im left with a shell of my former self.  im angry, confused, hurt. my memorie isnt what it used to be. i remember things...
    dominolyons dominolyons 31-35, F 6 Responses Oct 8, 2008

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    The Last Thing I Needed

    Okay, to make things easier on me, you can call me Kai. Overall my life has been one terrifing ride-like a rollarcoaster you can't get off of. Not long ago at all, I was in a car accident. In all honesty, I don't remeber much about the actual crash-just loud car horns, then an...
    RedKing545 RedKing545 18-21 2 Responses Sep 25, 2012

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    Help

    My friend is in a coma cause she tired to commit suicide she overdosed in drugs and she has been in a coma for 8 days is there any chance she will wake up? Shes only 15
    diss123 diss123 13-15 2 Responses Sep 6, 2012

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    My Out Of Body Experience While In A Medically-induced Coma

    I was placed in a medically induced coma after an accident with a grill in which i caught fire. after being life-flighted to agusta burn center, my friends and family were told I was in a coma and would not even know they were there but they could visit me . even though i had...
    rdeedee rdeedee 41-45 14 Responses Feb 13, 2012

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    Be Extremely Gentle To Someone In The Coma

    excerpt of my book "Eyes of Your Heart" where I narrate when I got into coma, my 2 Near-Death Experiences, etc. ...My body was badly damaged. My face and ears were bleeding, and my left eye was out of its socket. I sustained many contusions and serious cranial fractures...
    soothingmusic soothingmusic 46-50, M 8 Responses Dec 3, 2010

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    I Took An Overdose.

    A few weeks ago, I had a traumatic experience because of my brother snogging me and everything which I could not control. My depression got worse after that and eventually, I took 48 sleeping pills. My mate found out and called an ambulance. I was proper sedated and was...
    BeautyOfSuffering BeautyOfSuffering 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 19, 2013

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    While I Was Sleeping

    The first thing I heard was a voice saying, "You've been in a Coma, don't try to talk"  but that all I wanted to do.  However I was prevented from speaking because of the Trachea tube in my throat.  It had been 32 days since I had been taken to the ER and...
    MariesBelief MariesBelief 51-55, F 4 Responses Aug 14, 2009

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    I Was In A Induced Coma For Almost 5 Months.

    InNo of 08, I was in my car and it caught on fire with me in it. I was flown to Augusta Burn Unit and I stayed there in a oma for almost 5 mths. I lefugust and went to another nearby hosp (Select Hosp),and when the docs thought I was ready,they sent me back to Augusta Burn and I...
    tpritchard tpritchard 36-40 1 Response Nov 26, 2010

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    Drug And Alcohol Overdose

    Last year I was in a coma for a week and I do not remember a thing. On a night in March I had been drinking whiskey for the whole night and I blacked out and apparently take at least 30 one mg k-pins. I do not remember downing the pills but do know I take klonopin to stop anxiety...
    RedSox9 RedSox9 26-30 2 Responses Mar 23, 2013

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    The Cindy Garrett Story. A Story Of Hope!

    This story begins in Israel about 5 yrs ago. My sister Cindy Garrett, and her husband who was with the Defense Intelligence Agency were stationed in Tel Aviv he was an attache to the US Embassy in TelAviv. The story begins on the same day that an alleged Terrorist was killed via...
    garrettstory garrettstory 46-50 1 Response Jan 17, 2013

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    I Seen The Devil

    in 2005 i checked into the hospital [ won't say ] with pneumia. i was in the abyss for 7 day's. the "devil" is a giant slug. there was a older man w/ a young girl on the left of me with a hedge sepparating the slug and them. a man was rising up toward a halo to the slug's left...
    richy77706 richy77706 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 12, 2013

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    Waking Up

      I hear voices but can’t understand what is said. There are blurred images of faces peering down at me and moving away then darkness comes again. Consciousness fades in and out. I can’t tell if I am dreaming or not. One moment I am in a car speeding down a row...
    bobcarver bobcarver 51-55 16 Responses Aug 9, 2008

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    I Wish Lifelessstar Will Wake Up Soon

    My dear cousin Estrella (LifelessStar) went into have a simple, easy surger to remover her tonsilis today at 9 in the morning. There is good new and bad news to this though. The good news is that the surgery went ok, they removed her tonsils in roughly half an hour. The bad news...
    InmemoryofLifelessStar InmemoryofLifelessStar 18-21, F 8 Responses Jun 21, 2011

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    Just Got Out Of One

    hi my name is katarina but you can call me kat or kitty i was in a coma and i just got out of it yesturyday been in sincee xmass. so i missed xmass last year and i am aorphane i live in a orphange. im glade i am alive. cant remember why i went in it.
    katarina0033 katarina0033 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 20, 2013

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    Pleasure Trip Brought The Worst News

    My brother got an accident while he was with friends in a pleasure trip, and become unconscious. Dr said he got diffuse axonal injury, where medical science is helpless. he remained senseless days after days. even his life was in critical situation. Doctors were not sure...
    fahmida1 fahmida1 31-35 Jul 8, 2013

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    Nearly 20 years ago. I left a party

    after fighting with a friend. At least that is what I was told. On the way home I crashed my car into some 70s LTDs parked at a Carlotta. Another friend discovered the accident, but couldn't even recognize me. I was comatose a couple weeks. The doctors had told my folks...
    bunchkles1 bunchkles1 36-40, M May 23

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    At age 15 I was in a coma.

    I survived even when doctors said there was no hope and my body was failing and all that they could do was keep me comfortable. I was just 15 years old and fighting for my life. I've had many surgeries and other health related things since I was born. But at 15 I never thought I...
    jazziNicole1994 jazziNicole1994 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 6

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    Awake Only In My Head...

    Hi Everyone, my name is, let just say Race, and I was only in a coma for about six weeks during the summer of '09, but it was a living hell.  I remember everything and it was extremely painful.  My memories are't all literal; some were symbolic, but I did know what was going on...
    fcms fcms 41-45, M 7 Responses Mar 12, 2011

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    In A Coma And Coded

    16 months ago i thought i was having a bad asthma attack, i remember walking to my car and coming to in the back of a ambulance. next thing i recall was watching two nurses trying to save an older black man, next i was in the front yard of my childhood home looking at my father...
    jerriecarr jerriecarr 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 27, 2013

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    Well step dad I was raped for 7-12 and in 16 and it's still with me now I can never get over it i have know one to talk to as I am a lad and this is embarrassing but it started...
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    Okay. Well, I was humiliated in school today, by my gym teacher. I went down to gym class, got ready, and headed out to the gym. At 9:17am we got our field hockey sticks and a...
    pupie99 pupie99 13-15, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    My nephew came over from school to do his homework at my my house. It was fine until he came into the kitchen while I was cleaning. He said he wanted from the fridge and I thought...
    PTigress PTigress 31-35, F 4 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I used to watch Andy Rooney on "60 Minutes," and I own some of his books. I thought he was a funny man, and I liked him best when he was upset & complaining about something...
    s4019t s4019t 26-30, M 9 hrs ago

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    "I was depressed at one time, I was suicidal as a matter of fact, and I would have killed myself. But I was in analysis at the time with a strict Freudian, and if you kill yourself...
    dontcareforlabels dontcareforlabels 41-45, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I feel like I poison people. I have so many ideas and thoughts I can't keep track of them. I have high expectations but set a horrible example. I am lazy, inefficient and unable to...
    LittleBirds0827 LittleBirds0827 36-40, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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