As requested, IAmA man who was in an extended coma for a period of 4 months. AMA.
In the spring of 2006, I was in a terrible car accident with fatalities in Florida, which left me severely injured. I was unconscious in a hospital for a period of 4 months after massive head trauma. The doctors had said it was a miracle that I survived, but I didn't escape unscathed - my thinking abilities have been reduced. While I no longer have seizures, I slur and stutter occasionally and think a bit more slowly. AMA.
My roommate is helping me by transcribing my responses, as I type very slowly and make lots of mistakes.
edit: Roommate here. Tedsnake has had to retire a bit earlier than planned this evening, but I could tell he loved being able to interact with you guys. He's particularly forthright and open with his experiences, moreso than anyone else I've met, and it's truly inspiring. You made his night, his week maybe. (And to be selfish for a minute, it was fun for me also! He's got a hell of a sense of humor.) This will likely end up being his permanent account, as I think I intrigued him when I explained reddit. Feel free to PM questions or discussions.
This was really nice, reddit. Thank you.
edit 2: Roommate again. So Ted and I did this AMA last night til about midnight, and we wrapped it up early because of an issue he had with his blood sugar. Long story short, he's taking a medicine (Prednisone) for a lung infection which is wreaking havoc on his sugar levels. As a precaution, we took him to be checked out and they're keeping him for a bit. I'll visit this afternoon, at which point I'll show him more of your responses and such. I gave him a quick rundown on the phone a few minutes ago, and he was absolutely elated to hear of your kind words and support. Thank you!
2b: I feel like I'm almost abusing the account by saying things without Ted here with me, so I'm going to post on JJEE from here on out. That's my personal account.