Finally getting around to writing a post.
I was in ICU in 2010 when I was 17. I had an asthma attack and had to be intubated. I was in a coma for 7 days and in ICU for 3 weeks. I still remember my hallucinations so clearly 7 years on, some of them were terrifying! I still find it surreal that I was asleep for so long, unaware of most things. However, when I woke I spoke (well wrote as I had a tracheostomy) of things that had been spoke about while I was in a coma. I am now a student nurse hoping to work in ICU when I qualify. I have had a placement on there and found it so rewarding that I can empathise with patients.