Lissette Mehl - Your experience in coma-state
Lissette Mehl was born in Caracas, Venezuela. Her mother Venezuelan, and her father, German.
Since her youth, she studied: languages, psychology and philosophy.
She graduated as a hotel manager in Bluche, Switzerland and since then she has lived in different countries.
Art and music runs through her veins.
Her hobbies are: horseback riding, music, piano, guitar and languages (she speaks fluently five languages).
Nowadays, she spends her time rehabilitating in Colombia and she is publishing her stroke story.
My experience is very thrilling:
I was taken to the hospital unconscious and so they did the surgery and put me into a coma state without my conscious knowledge. I didn’t know where I was, what had happened to me, nor did I know what they had done to me.
Inside of me, I heard a voice responding to everything happening outside my body: I heard doctors, nurses, visitors, and I heard my mom’s praying.
My mom asked the doctors if I could hear, they said that it is different in every patient and it hasn’t been proven. But she took my CD player to the hospital anyways and played me songs every evening.
I remember a special CD with whales songs, a very relaxing cd for my brain. That music made a special reaction on my mind: I saw and dreamt about whales every day.
I fell in love with the male nurse who was taking care of me.
I also had two other nurses responsible for keeping me alive. They thought I couldn’t hear anything and they also thought I did not speak German. They would tell each other about their romantic lives while in my room. I was in a coma, but that didn’t stop me from laughing so hard.
After the stroke, I asked the doctors if my reactions in a coma state apply to everyone and they told me: it is different in every patient.
This is the purpose of my blog: describe your coma state and let others know what their loved ones are going through and how can they help.
One thing I know for sure: music influences EVERYONE. If there isn’t any bodily reaction, at least there is likely a huge reaction in their brains.