Alive Inside

I can't decide if this story is wonderful or horrific. A man spent 23 fully conscious, but unable to let doctors know, so he was considered to be in a coma, and later to have a "extinct" conscious.

Mr Houben said: 'All that time I just literally dreamed of a better life. Frustration is too small a word to describe what I felt.'

His case has only just been revealed in a scientific paper released by the man who 'saved' him, top neurological expert Dr Steven Laureys.

'Medical advances caught up with him,' said Dr Laureys, who believes there may be many similar cases of false comas around the world.

I would love to know the back story about how he hasn't been euthanized --and why he was re-tested.

Curtsy: CMR

Update: Uh-oh.