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(Examiner)   Woman who slipped into a diabetic comma dies after 42 years, but her family never game up home. Damn you, autocorrect and pseudojournalists who can't type   (examiner.com) divider line 140
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2012-11-24 05:52:31 PM

Myria: I just hope that she was brain dead that whole time. Imagine 42 years of being "locked in"... =(


That's the first thing I thought of. Gave me a bit of a shudder to think she may have been conscious the whole time.
 
2012-11-24 05:52:45 PM

ADubs86: How does shiat like this make it past editors? They still use editors, right? We're not just publishing whatever, right?


Right?


Anyone?


I've written articles for Examiner. No, they do not use editors. It's a content farm that just goes for quantity, not quality.
 
2012-11-24 05:52:55 PM

Myria: I just hope that she was brain dead that whole time. Imagine 42 years of being "locked in"... =(


Thanks, I'm glad somebody could make this story EVEN WORSE.
 
2012-11-24 05:53:01 PM

fusillade762: It's nice that they never gave up home of her coming out of that comma.


It's game up home. Show some gagnam respect.
 
2012-11-24 05:54:00 PM
Well Farkers, we have a winner for the Ultimate Attention Whore award .
 
2012-11-24 05:54:20 PM
she could have come out of it and known aikido, I've seen Steven Segal do it.
 
2012-11-24 05:54:29 PM
farm3.staticflickr.com
 
2012-11-24 05:57:32 PM
REMEMBER- what if t become trapped i such a state.. you become like a tree. you MUST becme like a tree, barely and briefly awakening to stimulus. modern sounds of dull trecking or long passages of time become nil until the day your brain adjusts into some malformed sensing apparatus with no one to report to.a form of locked in syndrome until you die.
 
2012-11-24 05:58:17 PM
worst kind of comma.
WHERE WAS THE GRAMMAR NAZIS?
 
2012-11-24 05:59:30 PM
In school, I slipped into a comma but I blamed the period and I still got detention. Farking colons.
 
2012-11-24 05:59:48 PM
Girlfriend in a comma
I know, I know
It's serial
 
2012-11-24 06:09:57 PM
if the whole farking story in the link is in a video, it should be on the video page...
 
2012-11-24 06:11:55 PM
Well, on the bright side,
she had a longer shelf life then Twinkies.
 
2012-11-24 06:12:09 PM
When the doctor shows you the scan with no activity in the part of the brain that makes a person who they are just let them go because man, they're gone.

I have had to disconnect a loved one and it's a terrible decision to have to make. Every day I question did we give up too soon? Was there something more we could have done? Did she hear me tell her goodbye and I love you for the last time?

It farking sucks and I wish nobody ever had to experience it but 42 years of leaving someone in that state is terribly cruel and selfish.


/Knowing your loved one's wishes beforehand makes it just a little bit easier
//Off to take my anti-depression meds
 
2012-11-24 06:14:31 PM

Nothing To See Here: Well, on the bright side,
she had a longer shelf life then Twinkies.


Than Twinkies . . .
/Otto Korrect
 
2012-11-24 06:18:41 PM
Did she at least write 156 episodes (the bulk of the series) of Branded?

All but one man died...there at Bitter Creek.
 
2012-11-24 06:24:59 PM
The woman was one of three subscribers to the Examiner.
 
2012-11-24 06:26:42 PM
Now THAT'S a moral commitment.
 
2012-11-24 06:30:06 PM

Mogani: jake_lex: From TFA:

A song was written about the family as well called "My Blessed Child."

OK, here's the thing. I don't think that families in situations like this should fall into despair, should lie prostate with grief. But, seriously, she was in a coma for 42 years. How the fark was she blessed?

and what point do you just pull the plug? honestly 42years in a coma is not what i would call a blessed life.


He it could be ..... Link
 
2012-11-24 06:34:50 PM

you are a puppet: Myria: I just hope that she was brain dead that whole time. Imagine 42 years of being "locked in"... =(

[blu.stb.s-msn.com image 598x448]

S.O.S...........S.O.S............


'Johnny Got His Gun'?
 
2012-11-24 06:34:50 PM
Game up home was a disappointing GIS...
mmhs.nebo.edu
/best I could do
 
2012-11-24 06:43:33 PM
My sister recently had to take her husband off life support. It was a difficult decision because he insisted that he was fine and thinking of taking a walk.
 
2012-11-24 06:45:12 PM
game up, homies. Nice spelling errors, idiots...
 
2012-11-24 06:46:35 PM

ADubs86: How does shiat like this make it past editors? They still use editors, right? We're not just publishing whatever, right?

Right?

Anyone?


CSB:
I emailed DailyFail about their crap grammar. It goes as follows

Are any articles proofread before being submitted? Every Mail Online article I have read for the past 4 months has had at least 2 spelling/grammar errors in them.
For instance, I just opened an article about Brigitte Nielsen (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2183969/Brigitte-Nielsen -looks-disorientated-stumbles-LA-park-falling-asleep.html) which has several.

"Danish actress, Brigitte Nielsen cut a lonely and..." (No comma needed)
"as she wondered around the park alone" (Wandered, not wondered)
"as she stared into space, and puffed on numerous cigarettes." (Unnecessary comma)
"as she was snapped wondering around a public park in..." (Another wandered, not wondered)
"in the 80s as bombshell, Karla Fry in Beverly Hills Cop II." (Unnecessary comma)
"She then wen on to have..." (WENT, not wen)
"Rocky actor, Stallone's world was recently rocked" (What does this even mean? What about "Rocky actor?")

Are you guys intentionally butchering the English language in order to find out who reads your articles? This must be some new metrics that your marketing department has come up with.
"I know! Lets put as many spelling errors as possible in our articles, and for every email we receive about the errors, we can assume there are 8 others who haven't responded! BRILLIANT!"
I mean, I am certainly no master of the language, but my job is to write computer code and not write for a living. Why should I know more about grammar than professional writers and editors?

~~~~~~~~~
Dear Mr Stanky
Thank you for your email and for taking the time to write with your thoughts.
It may be helpful for you to know we work to extremely tight deadlines here at the MailOnline, and this can, at times, leave room for human error. We also follow a specific in-house style.
However, I will be sure to pass your comments on to our editor for his review.

Yours sincerely
Lucy Jones


So, no they don't proofread articles. And I'm pretty sure they rely on us the readers to point out grammatical errors for them.
 
2012-11-24 06:48:20 PM
I was in a semicolon comma once, I came out of it after a period؟
 
2012-11-24 06:50:55 PM
I've met people who were in a dianetic coma.
 
2012-11-24 06:53:21 PM
I'm sure they had the patinet's best interest in mind for FOUR FARKIN DECADES.

Instead of doing what's right, they did what was emotionally easier.

Self-serving jerkoffs. If they ever go into a coma, I hope someone keeps them "alive" for half a century.
 
2012-11-24 06:53:58 PM

revrendjim: I've met people who were in a dianetic coma.



Did any of them have Cruise,Travolta or Alley as surnames?
 
2012-11-24 06:56:45 PM

illannoyin: When the doctor shows you the scan with no activity in the part of the brain that makes a person who they are just let them go because man, they're gone.


In the news, just a couple of weeks ago.

A Canadian man who was believed to have been in a vegetative state for more than a decade, has been able to tell scientists that he is not in any pain. It's the first time an uncommunicative, severely brain-injured patient has been able to give answers clinically relevant to their care. Scott Routley, 39, was asked questions while having his brain activity scanned in an fMRI machine. His doctor says the discovery means medical textbooks will need rewriting.
 
2012-11-24 06:59:21 PM

scotchcrotch: Self-serving jerkoffs. If they ever go into a coma, I hope someone keeps them "alive" for half a century.


They point is that they didn't just keep her alive. They talked to her, read to her, played music to her; they made every effort to ensure that if the mind was functioning in there it was cared for.
 
2012-11-24 07:03:21 PM
This chick was actually very famous. Her mother refused to leave her bedside for more than an hour or two ever, and turned her every two hours. She was supposedly highly regarded by the Catholic church as having a healing touch or some such nonsense.

Her mother said she had a visit from the Blessed Virgin one night, who told her that her daughter was a "Victim Soul" and chose her specific path in life to show others the power of faith or something. Apparently "Victim Soul" is/was a closely guarded secret phenomenon the Catholic church didn't ever really talk about, so when the Mom told a priest she had seen Mother Mary and had been told about the "Victim Soul," the priest freaked out. The mom died about ten years ago, if memory serves.

I think the daughter was on one of those "Unexplained Mysteries" type shows a couple decades ago.
 
2012-11-24 07:04:43 PM

Apos: revrendjim: I've met people who were in a dianetic coma.


Did any of them have Cruise,Travolta or Alley as surnames?


or Elfman, Bell, Lee, Hansen, Moss...
 
2012-11-24 07:05:39 PM

orbister: scotchcrotch: Self-serving jerkoffs. If they ever go into a coma, I hope someone keeps them "alive" for half a century.

They point is that they didn't just keep her alive. They talked to her, read to her, played music to her; they made every effort to ensure that if the mind was functioning in there it was cared for.


Ahhh ok, then they were completely in the right.

A couple years? Sure, no problem. Still plenty of hope.

In the longshot that you'd wake 40 years later, would you really want to wake up?
 
2012-11-24 07:09:48 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: This chick was actually very famous. Her mother refused to leave her bedside for more than an hour or two ever, and turned her every two hours. She was supposedly highly regarded by the Catholic church as having a healing touch or some such nonsense.

Her mother said she had a visit from the Blessed Virgin one night, who told her that her daughter was a "Victim Soul" and chose her specific path in life to show others the power of faith or something. Apparently "Victim Soul" is/was a closely guarded secret phenomenon the Catholic church didn't ever really talk about, so when the Mom told a priest she had seen Mother Mary and had been told about the "Victim Soul," the priest freaked out. The mom died about ten years ago, if memory serves.

I think the daughter was on one of those "Unexplained Mysteries" type shows a couple decades ago.


I knew martyrdom was involved in this story somewhere.
 
2012-11-24 07:10:02 PM

reillan: Apos: revrendjim: I've met people who were in a dianetic coma.


Did any of them have Cruise,Travolta or Alley as surnames?

or Elfman, Bell, Lee, Hansen, Moss...



Yep.
 
2012-11-24 07:11:15 PM

chatikh: 42 years in a coma is way too long. At some point they should have let her go. Does anyone know how much money it takes to care for a coma patient? Per year or month?

My boyfriend jokingly said that if he was in a coma, I could pull the plug after 42 years. I told him that one year is a good enough waiting period. Provided that there isn't a huge amount of brain ischemia that makes it extremely unlikely that I will ever wake up or that I will wake up without severe brain damage and mental retardation. Even if there is a relatively low amount of damage, if it's enough to lower my IQ to 100 or less I won't want to wake up. My whole life is based on academia and being much more intelligent than most people. I would also loathe being so disabled that I have to be taken care of. That sounds depressing but I am quite fine, and it's very unlikely that I'll go into a coma. So I will keep doing what I love: studying science in general and biology in particular.


Seriously? If I had to choose between IQ 100 or less or death I would choose IQ under 100. I would make the same choice if it was IQ under 50 or dead. Not a hard decision. I mean 100 is hardly under average if the average is 110.

You are either trolling or messed up in the head.

I am all for ending your life if you are in extreme pain or something but geez man, you have never met someone who is mentally disabled and still has a great life? WTF?
 
2012-11-24 07:12:58 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: her daughter was a "Victim Soul"


Oh, Lord, they didn't bring a victim soul. It's heading for the kitchen! Oh, Thomas, the pot roast!
 
2012-11-24 07:14:31 PM
If I'm a vegetable with no brain activity -- pull the damn plug, save the money, and get over it.

Everyone is going to die - I damn sure wouldn't want to be a piece of breathing furniture for FOUR farkING DECADES

I get that parents love their children (most of them anyway) but 42 years? really? Let it go man, your daughter died a long long time ago. My personal opinion is that the parents were selfish as hell after about the first 5 years.

Sounds like it wasn't just one life that ended that day she slipped into the coma - the entire family's life ended since they were taking care of a breathing corpse.
 
2012-11-24 07:16:20 PM
No editors. Damn shame.
 
2012-11-24 07:17:42 PM

spidermilk: chatikh: 42 years in a coma is way too long. At some point they should have let her go. Does anyone know how much money it takes to care for a coma patient? Per year or month?

My boyfriend jokingly said that if he was in a coma, I could pull the plug after 42 years. I told him that one year is a good enough waiting period. Provided that there isn't a huge amount of brain ischemia that makes it extremely unlikely that I will ever wake up or that I will wake up without severe brain damage and mental retardation. Even if there is a relatively low amount of damage, if it's enough to lower my IQ to 100 or less I won't want to wake up. My whole life is based on academia and being much more intelligent than most people. I would also loathe being so disabled that I have to be taken care of. That sounds depressing but I am quite fine, and it's very unlikely that I'll go into a coma. So I will keep doing what I love: studying science in general and biology in particular.

Seriously? If I had to choose between IQ 100 or less or death I would choose IQ under 100. I would make the same choice if it was IQ under 50 or dead. Not a hard decision. I mean 100 is hardly under average if the average is 110.

You are either trolling or messed up in the head.

I am all for ending your life if you are in extreme pain or something but geez man, you have never met someone who is mentally disabled and still has a great life? WTF?


You mean like a Raiders fan?
 
2012-11-24 07:19:49 PM
Only religion could justify such a disconnect between logic and reality.
 
2012-11-24 07:23:12 PM

scotchcrotch:
Ahhh ok, then they were completely in the right.

A couple years? Sure, no problem. Still plenty of hope.

In the longshot that you'd wake 40 years later, would you really want to wake up?


I imagine that once you have started giving that level of care, it's very difficult to stop, for a whole host of reasons. Still, plenty of people would have stuck her in a hospital and abandoned her, and I think the care they gave her is admirable.
 
2012-11-24 07:24:35 PM

you are a puppet: Myria: I just hope that she was brain dead that whole time. Imagine 42 years of being "locked in"... =(

[blu.stb.s-msn.com image 598x448]

S.O.S...........S.O.S............


Better watch posting that shait, Metallica and their lawyers will come after you.
 
2012-11-24 07:24:48 PM
42 freaking years! Hope is a stupid thing.
 
2012-11-24 07:27:00 PM
I had no idea it was normal for "journalists" to write articles on their cell phones. What a train wreck of an article.
 
2012-11-24 07:27:16 PM
There are promises and there are promises.
 
2012-11-24 07:28:29 PM

SweetSaws: 42 freaking years! Hope is a stupid thing.


Thanks for the memories.
 
2012-11-24 07:28:40 PM

orbister: scotchcrotch:
Ahhh ok, then they were completely in the right.

A couple years? Sure, no problem. Still plenty of hope.

In the longshot that you'd wake 40 years later, would you really want to wake up?

I imagine that once you have started giving that level of care, it's very difficult to stop, for a whole host of reasons. Still, plenty of people would have stuck her in a hospital and abandoned her, and I think the care they gave her is admirable.


Very difficult to stop?

So it was easier then?



Thanks for proving my point.
 
2012-11-24 07:29:56 PM

spidermilk: chatikh: 42 years in a coma is way too long. At some point they should have let her go. Does anyone know how much money it takes to care for a coma patient? Per year or month?

My boyfriend jokingly said that if he was in a coma, I could pull the plug after 42 years. I told him that one year is a good enough waiting period. Provided that there isn't a huge amount of brain ischemia that makes it extremely unlikely that I will ever wake up or that I will wake up without severe brain damage and mental retardation. Even if there is a relatively low amount of damage, if it's enough to lower my IQ to 100 or less I won't want to wake up. My whole life is based on academia and being much more intelligent than most people. I would also loathe being so disabled that I have to be taken care of. That sounds depressing but I am quite fine, and it's very unlikely that I'll go into a coma. So I will keep doing what I love: studying science in general and biology in particular.

Seriously? If I had to choose between IQ 100 or less or death I would choose IQ under 100. I would make the same choice if it was IQ under 50 or dead. Not a hard decision. I mean 100 is hardly under average if the average is 110.

You are either trolling or messed up in the head.

I am all for ending your life if you are in extreme pain or something but geez man, you have never met someone who is mentally disabled and still has a great life? WTF?


Having a life that one wants is what makes it great. My ambitions are academic, which is why I share chatikh's sentiment. I would only change my mind if I had some important commitments (so long as they can be met with that lower IQ). In particular, if I had kids, then I would prefer to wake up.
 
2012-11-24 07:42:42 PM
The person who wrote that article has a Master's degree in Education. Really?
 
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