This article originally was published on May 1, 2005.
He wakes up in a hospital to all the bleeps and whirs and quiet humming of machines that monitor a patient in intensive care.
Bags of fluid loom over him. Tubes run into his arms. Images blur. A nurse is feeding him something delicious ...
For more than a week, he's been sedated, on a ventilator, unable to swallow. Now he's breathing on his own.
When the nurse asks how he feels, he win
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