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So this guy was in a coma for 20 years since about age 22. He had just just married a young thang and had a baby when he had some sort of traumatic brain injury. His brain has now developed enough new connections so that he is speaking again! He thinks Ronald Reagan is still president. For the longest time he could not believe he was 42.

Here's the bizarre thought (I am twisted). He discovers this chick is his daughter. Remember, he still feels 20. Conflicting emotions I think.
 

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But has a very nice daughter. Wouldnt mine taking her out for a drive! 8)
 

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Charles said:
I figured there were some other sick men here. :lol:
Who's sick for just wanting to take the daugher for a ride, i mean drive.
 

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i remember seeing this on dicovery health a while back. Confirms for me if i was in coma for an extended period of time I would rather be taken of life support than to be a burden (finacially and emotionaly) to my family.
 

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black_krix_si said:
i remember seeing this on dicovery health a while back. Confirms for me if i was in coma for an extended period of time I would rather be taken of life support than to be a burden (finacially and emotionaly) to my family.
Of ALL the coma stories that would confirm your beliefs of wanting to be taken off of life support, this is the one that should do the opposite. This guy made a one-in-a-million recovery where his brain "rewired" itself, reconnecting the nerves that were sheared apart in the traumatic brain injury that he suffered (my dad suffered similar injuries in an auto accident, he was in a coma for about a week and still has a lot of problems from the accident). This is the one story that gives a tiny bit of hope to being in a coma, if anything it would lead people to keep people ON life support, hoping they too could end up with a seemingly miraculous recovery. Granted, these people would mostly be hoping in vain as this was about as likely as winning the lottery, but the people who are on life support for years and then die in their comas are the ones that should confirm your belief of not being kept alive, not the one miracle story of recovery...
 

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put it this way, i dont want to live like that, Medical Miracle or not. Yeah its amazing he came out of it after 20 years, but hes still pretty screwed up. If i were to be in a coma for any extended period of time I would rather die and let everyone move on.

Besides waking up, being told your 20years older than you remember, your daughter is grown up, your not married anymore and your mom is feeding you and wiping your ass for you isnt somthing I would want to experiance :lol:
 

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black_krix_si said:
put it this way, i dont want to live like that, Medical Miracle or not. Yeah its amazing he came out of it after 20 years, but hes still pretty screwed up. If i were to be in a coma for any extended period of time I would rather die and let everyone move on.

Besides waking up, being told your 20years older than you remember, your daughter is grown up, your not married anymore and your mom is feeding you and wiping your ass for you isnt somthing I would want to experiance :lol:
I agree. I would rather be dead than living in this condition. In any event its a personal decision. Just make sure you discuss and if possible document your wishes BEFORE you have a catastrophic injury. Everyone can decide for themselves. Don't leave it to your family so they will have a guilt trip to live with for the rest of their lives.
 

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Richrowa said:
I agree. I would rather be dead than living in this condition. In any event its a personal decision. Just make sure you discuss and if possible document your wishes BEFORE you have a catastrophic injury. Everyone can decide for themselves. Don't leave it to your family so they will have a guilt trip to live with for the rest of their lives.
black_krix_si said:
...put it this way, i dont want to live like that, Medical Miracle or not. Yeah its amazing he came out of it after 20 years, but hes still pretty screwed up
As I mentioned briefly before, my father suffered the exact same type of traumatic brain injury as this guy did when he was driving on the highway and a car on a side road slid through a stop sign (wet road) and into the highway right in front of my dad's S-10. Luckily, he was only in a coma for around a week instead of 20 years. He still obviously cannot work and suffers from a lot of pain and (numerous) various medical problems, and injuries like that change people's personalities so much that he seemed almost like an entirely different person after the wreck.

He generally gets along OK, but sometimes his notions of what is socially acceptable are a little skewed and he'll do things he never did before, like randomly telling people he doesn't know (or has just been introduced to) all sorts of details of his last trip to the emergency room or last round of tests at the doctor...nothing terrible, but sometimes he needs reminded of what is and isn't appropriate.

Sometimes things are a little worse, and he'll get more out of line or do something really poorly thought-out around the house that could cause HUGE problems (like putting microwave popcorn in for too long and heading to the bathroom rather than watching it, filling the house with smoke) I was crashing at my parents less than a week ago when I realized I couldn't wake him up for breakfast, a long story that ended in me calling the ambulance and him being rushed to the ER.

I mention all this to lead up to the fact that he suffered a brain injury, and he has his problems (and maybe he's what you refer to as "pretty screwed up"), but he's hardly a vegetable, he's a functioning person with thoughts and feelings that goes about his daily life as best he can, just like this guy in the news probably does -- he's not Terry Schaivo. People are taken off of life support when they are brain dead, deteriorating, and have no chance of recovery -- after a brain injury only time will tell how fully a person will recover.

Now granted, this guy's coma was for many years, but the state he's in now (and during his coma) is NOT a brain dead or vegetative state, and he'll continue to recover up until a certain point, just like my dad has -- and the way those injuries work, my dad's one week coma could easily and without explanation have been a month or a year before he emerged from it and started recovering. To say you'd rather be dead and talk about "pulling the plug" might be appropriate when talking about persistant vegetative states like Schaivo, but when talking about guys walking, talking, and recovering from closed-head injuries like this guy and my father, you're a bit out of line.
 

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I wouldnt call those fat arms, Chunky. But the rest of her looks great. Id hit it.

As for the rest, Take the tube out and let me die in peace.
 

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CloudPump said:
No way, I wouldn't even touch it with someone else's dick

-Geoff
Sound to me like you're to picky. I think thats known as Shallow.

Why would you be touching someone else dick in the first place? Is there something your not telling us?
 

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Dodo said:
Sound to me like your to picky.
Sounds to me like you're too picky?

I can't even decipher half of this crap anymore...I'm not even a huge grammar Nazi on forums, but, Jesus...do schools even bother anymore?
 

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ryan_long_01 said:
Dodo said:
Sound to me like your to picky.
Sounds to me like you're too picky?

I can't even decipher half of this crap anymore...I'm not even a huge grammar Nazi on forums, but, Jesus...do schools even bother anymore?
Amen. Schools arn't funded adaquately anymore. Especially in Memphis, Tennessee. Out of the 16 different schools that I went too, memphis school were the worst.
 
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