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Jan Grzebski, 19 year coma patient, says 21st century people “never stop moaning”

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A Polish man who miraculously woke up form a 19 year old coma says he is amazed at the amount of goods available in shops, is taken aback at the way people walk around talking on their mobile phones, and cried when he discovered the communists were no longer in power.

 Railway worker Jan Grzebski, 65, fell into a coma after he was hit by a train in 1988. Grzebski credits his amazing tale of survival to his wife Gertruda who moved her husband many times a day over a nearly two decade period to prevent bed sores, and spoon fed him.

Doctors gave him only two or three years to live after the accident, “Those who came to see us kept asking: ‘When is he going to die?’ But he’s not dead…it was Gertruda that saved me, and I’ll never forget it.”

 “When I went into a coma there was only tea and vinegar in the shops, meat was rationed and huge petrol queues were everywhere…what amazes me today is all these people who walk around with their mobile phones and never stop moaning, I’ve got nothing to complain about,”Grzebski said  when asked on his thoughts of the Poland of 2007.

“I could not talk or do anything, now it’s much better…I wake up at 7 a.m., and I watch TV,” he said, smiling slightly.

Standing by her man:

“I would fly into a rage every time someone would say that people like him should be euthanized, so they don’t suffer,” his wife Gertruda told local newspaper Gazeta Dzialdowska. “I believed Janek would recover… This is my great reward for all the care, faith and love”.

“He remembers everything that was going on around him,” she said. “He talks about it and remembers the weddings of our children. He had fever around the time of the weddings, so he knew something big was taking place.”

What an amazing story, obviously a very lucky man indeed.

Jan (seated) and Gertrude Grzebski - video grab from Poland's TVP Jan and wife Gertruda Grzebsky

 The amazing story of Jan Grzebski from the BBC…

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  1. for lady Gertruda
    my brother is into a coma from 4 weak ago and i need help. Everything you know ,your experiences, can bee good for me. Pleas give me a mail response.

  2. God is really good.
    with all the love and care that Gertruda had shown.. she was blessed by God by letting her good husband live.

    With this story.. let us all reflect the things we have done.. and I hope we can all change for the better.

    It is indeed a wishful thinking that all people can read this amazing story.

  3. Amazing story, im truly happy for the Grzebski’s…Gertuda’s unwavering loyalty to and faith in her husbands recovery is really inspiring.

    Mc_King: ‘God’ leaves most PVS patients in that state until they die, how about attributing some of the accolades to the Grzebski’s endurance and faith in themselves. If you want to attribute the recovery to God you also have to thank God for the life of suffering given to those who never awake too.

  4. […] See related story on Jan Grzebski who suddenly woke up from a 19 year coma earlier this year. […]

  5. my daughter is in coma, and i needadvice and guidance.please e mail me

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