I Was In a Coma

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 163 People

    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
    19 Responses Aug 9, 2008

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Apr 6, 2014

    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, 2014

    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
    17 Responses Feb 13, 2012

    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
    10 Responses May 21, 2011

    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
    9 Responses Mar 12, 2011

    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
    5 Responses Feb 3, 2011

    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
    1 Response Nov 26, 2010

    my beloved mommy is in coma

    for 2 months till now. she gets brain damage during nose job and it was just because of doctor's mistake. they said her brain didnt get enough oxygen. I dont know what to do. I'm just so lost and depressed these days. my biggest fear is that she becomes vegetative state. I love...
    farenn farenn
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Mar 6, 2015

    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

    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
    2 Responses Sep 25, 2012

    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
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Apr 19, 2013

    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

    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


    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
    36-40, F
    1 Response May 10, 2013

    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

    2 years ago I was diagnosed with lung cancer

    and opted for removal of the infected part. I expected to be discharged in 10 days but didn't come home for 6 months. I spent 8 weeks in an induced coma. I had suffered a secondary infection of the lung and pneumonia. The torment was so intense I wanted to die and I recall...
    Hotspur1948 Hotspur1948
    1 Response Feb 5, 2015

    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
    5 Responses Jun 19, 2012

    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
    8 Responses Oct 8, 2008

    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
    5 Responses Aug 14, 2009

    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

    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
    3 Responses Feb 6, 2013

    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

    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
    1 Response Aug 16, 2012

    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

    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
    1 Response Aug 6, 2013

    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

    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
    1 Response Apr 2, 2014

    I went to have a wisdom tooth pulled.

    I realized later, the dentist was in a big hurry to catch a plane for the Memorial Day weekend. It was pulled, I wnt home like normal, but the next morning my neck was swollen up enormously. We went to the ER and they immediately rushed me to surgery. The tooth was infected and...
    solstice1118 solstice1118
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jan 31, 2015

    After a reckless and idiotic night I realized I

    will never do it again. Being drugged up and basically suffocating I shortly felt dead. This was the most surreal feeling in the world. I literally saw my whole life and how every thing connected and made sense. I didn't realize I wasn't around anymore until many many stages. I...
    jtran315 jtran315
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 20, 2015

    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

    My Life In A Coma

    I was wearing a fentalyn patch for pain. I tried to do some gardening in the hot sun of Houston, Texas in July. I went to bed and didn't wake up. I was transported to a hospital many hours later. I was non responsive, in a coma. My liver and kidneys failed. I got pneumonia...
    JuJuK JuJuK
    3 Responses Jun 3, 2012

    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
    3 Responses Mar 25, 2013

    Down The Rabbit Hole

    I left my home in Central Florida on December 23, 2010 with my husband and 2 children. We were driving to a small town in western NC to spend Christmas with my mom. I was 28 weeks pregnant and very tired from several days of extreme last minute Christmas shopping but otherwise...
    18dayslost 18dayslost
    4 Responses Jul 28, 2011

    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
    2 Responses Mar 23, 2013

    Waking Up After 11dayz Out

    first off, i had tubes up my nose, that i repeatedly tried to pull out, and then they would re xray to whatever, that wasnt so bad.... then comes the ut o .... there was a caphiter(sp?) down below, yup tried to pull that one out too ... cept thems got a balloon type thing to...
    Slippry Slippry
    31-35, M
    Nov 27, 2008

    I Was A 13 Year Old In A Coma

    I was in a coma for 7 days I remember that I was skating with my friends being 13 and I jumped a rail and I remember thinking ouchh this is gunna hurt then I remember everything going black pitch black and then BOOOM A White Light then I remember saying I'm dead. After all this I...
    Sergiodeleon35 Sergiodeleon35
    Dec 19, 2011

    Wish I Remembered!

    I was in coma for about a month and a half from car accident. My mom says 2 months but that's not possible.  I've always wanted to remember but never have.  My daughter was 10 months old when I had accident and I don't remember having her or the first 10 months.  I did have...
    kereob40 kereob40
    Dec 27, 2011

    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
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Jul 17, 2013

    I Was So Confused When I Woke Up...

    Hi, I'm JT I'm 22 years olf and apparently I was in a coma, or so i was told, but the last thing i remember was being on EP last Wednesday the 9th, and i remember that i was sick with what i thought was a cold but i was sweating but i was still cold(later i was told i had...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Dec 19, 2009

    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
    3 Responses Dec 24, 2012

    I Wonder Is There Really A God?

    I was simply a crazy 19 year old had just arrived back on a misson trip`to wasghington dc with a stranger to make an exboyfriend jealous. So I do remember driving back and about an hour away from my apartment calling my ex and thats it. I do not remember arriving at the apartment...
    Anama91 Anama91
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Aug 1, 2012

    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
    1 Response Jan 17, 2013

    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
    1 Response Apr 2, 2013

    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
    4 Responses Jul 2, 2013

    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
    1 Response Jul 8, 2013

    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
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jun 28, 2013


    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
    2 Responses Sep 6, 2012

    I feel like I haven't been the same

    since my short coma. It lasted only days, but it felt like an eternity. It was a drug-induced coma. I woke up hallucinating and very out of it, apparently I said some pretty odd things too (I don't recall). My memory has been awful ever since. Slowly it has gotten slightly...
    aliens666 aliens666
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 6, 2015

    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

    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, 2014

    Hi everyone, I haven't been personally in a

    coma but I have accompanied my best friend when his father was in a coma for about a year 3 years ago. Ever since, I was interested in the subject. I am now a journalist and I am working on a feature article about the experience of individuals who are dealing with a close...
    fmaindl fmaindl
    26-30, M
    1 Response Oct 28, 2014
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