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Conscious man 'in coma' for 23 years
November 23, 2009 | 28 comments
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A man who was believed to be in a coma following a car crash spent 23 years in a hospital bed, he was paralysed but fully conscious and aware the entire time with no way to communicate that fact to anyone.
A Belgian man diagnosed as being in a coma for 23 years was actually conscious the whole time. Rom Houbens was simply paralysed and had no way to let doctors caring for him what he was suffering. "I dreamt myself away," says Houben, now 46, who was misdiagnosed as being in a persistent vegetative state after a car crash.
Source: Daily Mail
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