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Postby treat24 » Sat Jun 02, 2007 3:10 pm

enters coma under communism, wakes up in a democracy... crazy...

WARSAW, Poland (Reuters) -- A 65-year-old railwayman who fell into a coma following an accident in communist Poland regained consciousness 19 years later to find democracy and a market economy, Polish media reported on Saturday.

Wheelchair-bound Jan Grzebski, whom doctors had given only two or three years to live following his 1988 accident, credited his caring wife Gertruda with his revival.

"It was Gertruda that saved me, and I'll never forget it," Grzebski told news channel TVN24.

"For 19 years Mrs Grzebska did the job of an experienced intensive care team, changing her comatose husband's position every hour to prevent bed-sore infections," Super Express reported Dr Boguslaw Poniatowski as saying.

"When I went into a coma there was only tea and vinegar in the shops, meat was rationed and huge petrol lines were everywhere," Grzebski told TVN24, describing his recollections of the communist system's economic collapse.

"Now I see people on the streets with cell phones and there are so many goods in the shops it makes my head spin."

Grzebski awoke to find his four children had all married and produced 11 grandchildren during his years in hospital.

He said he vaguely recalled the family gatherings he was taken to while in a coma and his wife and children trying to communicate with him.
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Re: Guy wakes up after 19 year coma

Postby Popcynical » Sat Jun 02, 2007 3:28 pm

treat24 wrote:enters coma under communism, wakes up in a democracy... crazy...

WARSAW, Poland (Reuters) -- A 65-year-old railwayman who fell into a coma following an accident in communist Poland regained consciousness 19 years later to find democracy and a market economy, Polish media reported on Saturday.

Wheelchair-bound Jan Grzebski, whom doctors had given only two or three years to live following his 1988 accident, credited his caring wife Gertruda with his revival.

"It was Gertruda that saved me, and I'll never forget it," Grzebski told news channel TVN24.

"For 19 years Mrs Grzebska did the job of an experienced intensive care team, changing her comatose husband's position every hour to prevent bed-sore infections," Super Express reported Dr Boguslaw Poniatowski as saying.

"When I went into a coma there was only tea and vinegar in the shops, meat was rationed and huge petrol lines were everywhere," Grzebski told TVN24, describing his recollections of the communist system's economic collapse.

"Now I see people on the streets with cell phones and there are so many goods in the shops it makes my head spin."

Grzebski awoke to find his four children had all married and produced 11 grandchildren during his years in hospital.

He said he vaguely recalled the family gatherings he was taken to while in a coma and his wife and children trying to communicate with him.


That part interests me the most. Makes me wonder if communicating with the comatose is actually possible.
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Postby mutantseabass » Sat Jun 02, 2007 3:59 pm

Didnt this just happen with a woman a few weeks back too?
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Postby treat24 » Sat Jun 02, 2007 4:02 pm

mutantseabass wrote:Didnt this just happen with a woman a few weeks back too?


not sure, let me check my copy... Old People Waking from Comas Quarterly...

sorry, couldn't find it, but maybe... :-b

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Postby mutantseabass » Sat Jun 02, 2007 4:06 pm

treat24 wrote:
mutantseabass wrote:Didnt this just happen with a woman a few weeks back too?


not sure, let me check my copy... Old People Waking from Comas Quarterly...

sorry, couldn't find it, but maybe... :-b

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I heard it on the radio I believe. I believe she awoke from a coma and then went back into it a few days later from what I remember.
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Postby treat24 » Sat Jun 02, 2007 4:08 pm

mutantseabass wrote:
treat24 wrote:
mutantseabass wrote:Didnt this just happen with a woman a few weeks back too?


not sure, let me check my copy... Old People Waking from Comas Quarterly...

sorry, couldn't find it, but maybe... :-b

P.S. LOVE YOUR SIG! ;-D


I heard it on the radio I believe. I believe she awoke from a coma and then went back into it a few days later from what I remember.


heh, cool, i was just joking, i don't keep track of all the coma patient stories... I just thought it must be weird to fall into a coma rationing food and petrol and come out of it in a democracy...
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Postby mutantseabass » Sat Jun 02, 2007 4:13 pm

treat24 wrote:
mutantseabass wrote:
treat24 wrote:
mutantseabass wrote:Didnt this just happen with a woman a few weeks back too?


not sure, let me check my copy... Old People Waking from Comas Quarterly...

sorry, couldn't find it, but maybe... :-b

P.S. LOVE YOUR SIG! ;-D


I heard it on the radio I believe. I believe she awoke from a coma and then went back into it a few days later from what I remember.


heh, cool, i was just joking, i don't keep track of all the coma patient stories... I just thought it must be weird to fall into a coma rationing food and petrol and come out of it in a democracy...



I just found it odd that within the last couple of weeks I have seen/heard 2 stories of people coming out of long term comas.
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Re: Guy wakes up after 19 year coma

Postby Lofunzo » Sun Jun 03, 2007 3:42 am

Popcynical wrote:
treat24 wrote:enters coma under communism, wakes up in a democracy... crazy...

WARSAW, Poland (Reuters) -- A 65-year-old railwayman who fell into a coma following an accident in communist Poland regained consciousness 19 years later to find democracy and a market economy, Polish media reported on Saturday.

Wheelchair-bound Jan Grzebski, whom doctors had given only two or three years to live following his 1988 accident, credited his caring wife Gertruda with his revival.

"It was Gertruda that saved me, and I'll never forget it," Grzebski told news channel TVN24.

"For 19 years Mrs Grzebska did the job of an experienced intensive care team, changing her comatose husband's position every hour to prevent bed-sore infections," Super Express reported Dr Boguslaw Poniatowski as saying.

"When I went into a coma there was only tea and vinegar in the shops, meat was rationed and huge petrol lines were everywhere," Grzebski told TVN24, describing his recollections of the communist system's economic collapse.

"Now I see people on the streets with cell phones and there are so many goods in the shops it makes my head spin."

Grzebski awoke to find his four children had all married and produced 11 grandchildren during his years in hospital.

He said he vaguely recalled the family gatherings he was taken to while in a coma and his wife and children trying to communicate with him.


That part interests me the most. Makes me wonder if communicating with the comatose is actually possible.


They brought a guy in a coma to family functions??
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Re: Guy wakes up after 19 year coma

Postby Omaha Red Sox » Sun Jun 03, 2007 9:23 am

Lofunzo wrote:
Popcynical wrote:
treat24 wrote:enters coma under communism, wakes up in a democracy... crazy...

WARSAW, Poland (Reuters) -- A 65-year-old railwayman who fell into a coma following an accident in communist Poland regained consciousness 19 years later to find democracy and a market economy, Polish media reported on Saturday.

Wheelchair-bound Jan Grzebski, whom doctors had given only two or three years to live following his 1988 accident, credited his caring wife Gertruda with his revival.

"It was Gertruda that saved me, and I'll never forget it," Grzebski told news channel TVN24.

"For 19 years Mrs Grzebska did the job of an experienced intensive care team, changing her comatose husband's position every hour to prevent bed-sore infections," Super Express reported Dr Boguslaw Poniatowski as saying.

"When I went into a coma there was only tea and vinegar in the shops, meat was rationed and huge petrol lines were everywhere," Grzebski told TVN24, describing his recollections of the communist system's economic collapse.

"Now I see people on the streets with cell phones and there are so many goods in the shops it makes my head spin."

Grzebski awoke to find his four children had all married and produced 11 grandchildren during his years in hospital.

He said he vaguely recalled the family gatherings he was taken to while in a coma and his wife and children trying to communicate with him.


That part interests me the most. Makes me wonder if communicating with the comatose is actually possible.


They brought a guy in a coma to family functions??


Bet he was the life of the party. But he sounds like the kind of guy that might drink too much and embarrass everyone.
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Postby Metroid » Sun Jun 03, 2007 10:32 am

mutantseabass wrote:
treat24 wrote:
mutantseabass wrote:Didnt this just happen with a woman a few weeks back too?


not sure, let me check my copy... Old People Waking from Comas Quarterly...

sorry, couldn't find it, but maybe... :-b

P.S. LOVE YOUR SIG! ;-D


I heard it on the radio I believe. I believe she awoke from a coma and then went back into it a few days later from what I remember.

Yeah there was a thread on that lady here.
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