Ok_Tomatillo98303829 karma2023-12-11 16:04:35 UTC
I was in a coma for 2 days and when I woke up I was very confused about being intubated and didn't have any short term memory for several more days. I never regained memory of the week prior or most of the time in ICU and am foggy on about a month prior. I remember only a feeling of extreme peace that I honestly seriously miss! That peace stayed with me for a few weeks upon waking. I don't know when I started to understand what year it was and answer neuro questions accurately but I think it was a few days. I kept forgetting why I was in the hospital, I'm told.
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Ok_Tomatillo98302556 karma2023-12-11 16:07:13 UTC
I feel like there's a very thin line between life and death and while I'm grateful to have more time with friends/family, I don't feel worried about death anymore. I'm much more worried about the pain often experience in life...
Ok_Tomatillo98302460 karma2023-12-11 16:13:59 UTC
My husband did CPR for 4 minutes and the operator told him what to do, he'd never done it and hadn't been certified in a long time. Luckily we are close to a fire station and EMTs arrived in 4 minutes to take over and use the paddles!
<Edit: my husband corrected me last night to say he was winging it based on past training (the mouth to mouth and hands kind, not hands only we learned this year when we took a new class) and the 911 person did say to do CPR/asked if he had already started but didn’t instruct him over the phone. The rest of what I wrote should be accurate, just wanted to clarify. That man totally winged it and got the job done until help arrived 4 minutes later!>
Ok_Tomatillo98302296 karma2023-12-11 16:49:19 UTC
Not sure why this is downvoted. Yes they do, they explicitly told me that in the ICU.
Ok_Tomatillo98302294 karma2023-12-11 16:54:54 UTC
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