I'm just looking to see if anyone has shared in my experiences when waking up from a medical coma as I feel nothing I have read on here feels like what I went through and my doctors really haven't been that helpful.
A bit of back ground first... I am 19 years old and due to complications of a fairly common virus I ended up in emergency surgery where they proceeded to intubated me and keep me in a medical coma for 5 days.
The first thing I remember when waking up was a complete sense of delusion, as I was not aware of the fact I had been asleep for 5 days I wasn't sure where or when it was. I proceeded to drift in and out of nightmareish dreams of being in different countries and weird lands and for the brief time I was conscious I was shouting and crying because I felt as though I was crawling all over with insects. This was a very intense time for me and my family who stayed with me all day, rarely even taking bathroom breaks due to the distress I would be in if they left me. I felt like I was in a really terrible terrible nightmare and although I know now that the staff were amazing and were only there to help me, in the state I was in I couldn't help but feel as if they were trying to hurt me this feeling only intensified after my family had left for the night. I also wasn't fully aware of the surgery or what procedures has taken place, I was intubated through my mouth and not my neck but when asked to try and take a sip of water I cried hystericaly because I believed that it would seep out the hole in my neck where I thought they had intubated me, even with constant reassuring I could still not grasp that there was to gaping hole in my neck.
Thankfully I was released back to a normal ward the next day after really pushing myself to drink, eat and even try and take a few steps, the familiarity of the ward I was on prior to my ICU trip made me feel more at ease and most of these problems went away, with the exception of a few vivid nightmares.
I'm just wondering if anyone can relate to my story in anyway as I cannot understand how I can have experience something so different to what I have read everyone else has.