November 24th, 2009
|11:29 am - phobi|
hey remember how i'm terrified of (total) locked-in syndrome (ie, where you are totally paralyzed and appear to be comatose but are actually fully conscious)? well AHHHHHH dude was considered comatose for TWENTY THREE FREAKING YEARS until someone noticed oh wait he's been conscious the entire time.
i'll also note the end of the article: "Mr Laureys said that in about 40% of cases in which people are classified as being in a vegetative state, closer inspection reveals signs of consciousness."
in summary, if i ever appear to be in a coma, please just drop a safe on my head or something.
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Will do. Please do the same for me. GUH THAT IS SO FREAKY.
|Date:||November 24th, 2009 11:55 pm (UTC)|| |
Re: sorta related
I UNDERSTAND. I WILL DROP A SAFE ON YR HEAD IF YOU PROMISE TO DROP ONE ON MINE.
i mean assuming that one of us appears to be in a vegetative state.
ps somebody is lurking if
it would be a shame if the first time we met, one of us was crushing the other's skull.
tell me about it
oh well i thought it was you because somebody just posted that story BUT I GUESS NOT OOPS
nah i found it on bbc. i read the bbc pretty often; that and the daily show are how i keep up with the universe.
|Date:||November 26th, 2009 06:07 pm (UTC)|| |
i don't think they can prove he was conscious for the whole 23 years...it's hard to judge time when you, like, can't move. though he was obviously conscious longer than they thought he was, so that is totally not comforting, because i think five minutes would be way too long for that.
*shudders, goes to look at pictures of bunnies*