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‘The night the lights went out’

Drew Magary of Deadspin was hosting his site’s awards show, and moments later he woke up in a hospital after being in a coma for two weeks:

Because I had suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), I got severely lightheaded and nauseous while standing, even after reclaiming my wits. Thus, I was considered a fall risk. That meant I was not medically cleared to walk, piss, or shower unattended. I was also forbidden from working, even though I started writing this post in my head right away. Brain surgery or not, writing has always helped me piece my mind together.

This story is terrifying and also hilarious, sometimes simultaneously.