Coma NightmaresIn 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 failed to breathe on my own so I was back on the respirator until the day before they were planning to do a tracheotomy--I finally breathed without the respirator. I don't remember much; except the times they tried to take me off the respirator and I heard & "saw" my best friend Chris who visited me frequently. I awoke with a sense of amazement and purpose. It took me about 2 months to feel like my old self; but the sense of purpose and new meaning has stayed with me and my whole life has changed for the better. If you had a similar experience and are struggling to deal with the after effects let me know; maybe I can help.
MNWoman 46-50, F 3 Responses 1 Jun 19, 2012