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 would be near death. It changed me. When I woke up I remember crying and asking for my parents, I remember the breathing tube coming out. Waking up with so many machines/lines connected to me. I had IV's in my arms, wrists, feet, my jugular vein, a central line and was being fed via IV. My body was so weak that I required physical therapy to learn how to walk/gain my strength back. I lost a lot of my memory. Being in a coma changed me and showed how much of a fighter I am.
jazziNicole1994 jazziNicole1994
22-25, F
5 Responses Apr 6, 2014

Your story is the same as mine! They told my family to gather and say goodbye, my body was also failing but I survived. I also had a breathing tube, many IV hookups was on dialysis, TPN and had to learn how to walk and talk again. We are truly special people and here for a special purpose. ((Big Hug)) thanks for sharing your story.

I'm glad you're alright. I have no experience of being in a coma, but plenty of hospitals, relearning muscle movement, and a chunk of memory loss too.

I know it's a bloody hard road. Congratulations on getting through it.

Thank God drs' opinions are not infallible!

You truly are a fighter! I'm so glad to hear you pulled through this event and are coping with your illness. I was in a coma too at age 23 and can relate to what you went through physically and the memory loss and learning to walk again as well as cope with life afterwards. Not everyone can do what you've done! Keep your spirits up and know that the future is always changing... medical breakthroughs happen every day and may help you down the road.

I'm so glad to meet someone else who has gone through this. It's scary and life changing. But making it through it shows me I have a reason to still be here today. Thank you for replying! :)

Yep, we are in a unique and special club :) I'm very grateful to have survived and to keep on proving statistics wrong! It is scary and life changing for sure. Message me anytime if you want to talk/vent :)

what caused you to go into a coma?

I bled out way too much during a surgery. Due to being anemic the blood loss was so severe that my body started shutting down.

wow! how are you doing now?

I'm a little better now, but I still have many health issues and struggle everyday. Being in a coma was very life changing.

I couldn't imagine how that would be. What kind of health problems do you have?

I have liver disease, chronic pancreatitis, problems with my spleen, severe anemia, a blood disorder, and heart issues that cause my heart rate to go very high and I'll faint.

I'm so sorry that must suck.Do you have any good days or do you always feel sick?

I almost always feel sick. Somedays I will have a good day, but it's very rare.

I wish there was something I could do to help you.

I get used to it.. After being sick for 19 years, you learn to accept this is the life you were given, even if it may not seem fair. All I can do is fight as hard as I can.

do you live in the USA?

Yep. I live in Ohio.

That good at least you get halfway decent medical care.
New Jersey here

Yeah I do get some good care. Although some of my doctors are so rude to me!

yeah some Doctors are just full of themself.

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