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Offline Anne

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Heart-Warming Story - Polish Man Wakes.....
« on: June 02, 2007, 11:26:51 AM »
Polish Man Wakes From 19-Year Coma
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WARSAW (June 2) - A 65-year-old railwayman who fell into a coma following in an accident in communist Poland regained consciousness 19 years later to find democracy and a market economy, Polish media reported on Saturday.

Wheelchair-bound Jan Grzebski, whom doctors had given only two or three years to live following his 1988 accident, credited his caring wife Gertruda with his revival.

"It was Gertruda that saved me, and I'll never forget it" Grzebski told news channel TVN24.

"For 19 years Mrs Grzebska did the job of an experienced intensive care team, changing her comatose husband's position every hour to prevent bed-sore infections," Super Express reported Dr Boguslaw Poniatowski as saying.

"When I went into a coma there was only tea and vinegar in the shops, meat was rationed and huge petrol queues were everywhere," Grzebski told TVN24, describing his recollections of the communist system's economic collapse.

"Now I see people on the streets with cell phones and there are so many goods in the shops it makes my head spin."

Grzebski awoke to find his four children had all married and produced 11 grandchildren during his years in hospital.

He said he vaguely recalled the family gatherings he was taken to while in a coma and his wife and children trying to communicate with him.



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Re: Heart-Warming Story - Polish Man Wakes.....
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2007, 03:11:36 PM »
Amazing story. And, would you believe it, I missed it! (But then I don't have a TV ;D).

Super Expres, BTW, is the Polish equivalent of, say, Daily Mirror. But TVN is a decent enough station so I suppose the story must be true. (Well, it's Reuters, I'm sure they check their sources... ::))

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Re: Heart-Warming Story - Polish Man Wakes.....
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2007, 03:14:41 PM »
Amazing story. And, would you believe it, I missed it! (But then I don't have a TV ;D).

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Haven't heard a good Rip van Winkle story for a long time. Throw in the additional interest of the governmental and economic changes and this one becomes a winner!

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Re: Heart-Warming Story - Polish Man Wakes.....
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2007, 05:35:36 PM »
Tune in to GMG for the latest news from around the world!   :D

Haven't heard a good Rip van Winkle story for a long time. Throw in the additional interest of the governmental and economic changes and this one becomes a winner!

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Might throw a touch of Fidelio in there too.