The Time I Almost Died in Real Life and Did Die In My Mind — ICU Induced Delirium

Authors note: These events are relayed to the best of my recollection. Obviously, given the situation, that recollection is far from perfect. I have written so much about this event/these things but never put any of it out for public consumption before. Maybe it was too painful or too personal or too scary. Whatever the reasons I’m over them. I will be updating/editing and releasing parts of some of these writings from now until I run out I guess. I hope they can mean something to someone besides me.

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Yours truly not looking so hot. Notice the bound and wrapped hands. Apparently I would go crazy from time to time and try to rip out all of the tubes and wires

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Research scientist (Ph.D. micro/mol biology), Thought middle manager, Everyday junglist, Selecta (Ret.), Boulderer, Cat lover, Fish hater

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