The Experience of Coma

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pilgrim
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The Experience of Coma

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Has anyone here been in a coma?
If you have, could you share the experience? Was it just a blank period of time or was there periods of awareness?
SarathW
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I spoke to two people who went in a coma.
The first one was in a coma for two months. The person said that s/he do not remember anything.

The second person was in a coma for one week. I was near the person and talking to s/he every day for seven days.
s/he said that s/he remember I was talking. But I guess that could be towards the last phase of the coma.

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PS: Never give up on a person in a coma!
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I have never been in a coma, but I have heard Buddhist teachers say that often the person in a coma can hear what is going on around him/her. Therefore, it is important to watch what you say and what sounds are going on in the room. I remember reading somewhere where a man was with his father who was in a coma. When the father woke up he was talking about all of the shenanigans at the hospital. Seemed that someone had been turning on soap operas while they were in his room. He thought they were real events!
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Re: The Experience of Coma

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I haven't, but my grandfather was in a coma for several months. He said it was a long, long dream of being strapped to a flatbed pickup truck - and that it was cold. Which didn't surprise me, as they kept his room really cool and he was stretched almost flat with next to nothing on, with a ventilator huffing and huffing.
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Re: The Experience of Coma

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PS: Never give up on a person in a coma!
Easier said than done huh? Unless you have a loaded wallet that is a bottomless well...
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Re: The Experience of Coma

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Hi Plwk
I understand what exactly what you mean.
But we have to agree not to give up at least in principal.
We should do everything possible to save a life.
I don't want some one to switch off my life support the first day I am in a Coma.
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