I have claimed recovery from coma before but I’ll go a step further and claim normality, the new normal. The only remaining problem is my big toe, I can’t easily put shoes on, and my balance.
Fellow coma victims, you must actively pursue normality every day. I fear I’d still be unmarried living in institutional care without actively trying. Even now I actively think about what I’m doing, walking for example. The new normal, active living. Memory also returns to normal through active use. I think everyone should live actively. You might say how can one not but I suspect we are mostly on automatic. Coma has helped me overcome automation.
I was always a reader and considered writing before but had nothing much to say that hadn’t already been written, but now because of coma I have deeply considered consciousness and have put pen to paper. Check out the last chapter of my book.