Dear fellow coma victims, perhaps my improvement is merely a consequence of time. I have been getting pain in the right side of my body recently, I think the new pathways are developing an awareness of pain, maybe it was always there but now my brain recognises it as pain. Not really pain but a feeling of awkwardness, improvement nonetheless. It seems to take the new brain an extremely long time to become reacquainted with the body. More than five and a half years and they’re still developing these new pathways. Also when I open my right hand, something I couldn’t do easily for ages, the fingers spread much better. Not quite as good as my left, the right index finger lags, but much better and something I couldn’t do so well before but have been practising for ages. It seems we must practise.