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    Default Oklahoma man who was declared dead says he feels 'pretty good'

    I love the last line in the story, given by Zach. Too funny.




    OKLAHOMA CITY— Four months after he was declared brain dead and doctors were about to remove his organs for transplant, Zach Dunlap says he feels "pretty good.''

    Dunlap was pronounced dead Nov. 19 at United Regional Healthcare System in Wichita Falls, Texas, after he was injured in an all-terrain vehicle accident. His family approved having his organs harvested.

    As family members were paying their last respects, he moved his foot and hand. He reacted to a pocketknife scraped across his foot and to pressure applied under a fingernail. After 48 days in the hospital, he was allowed to return home, where he continues to work on his recovery.

    On Monday, he and his family were in New York, appearing on NBC's ``Today.''

    ``I feel pretty good. but it's just hard ... just ain't got the patience,'' Dunlap told NBC.

    Dunlap, 21, of Frederick, said he has no recollection of the crash.

    ``I remember a little bit that was about an hour before the accident happened. But then about six hours before that, I remember,'' he said.

    Dunlap said one thing he does remember is hearing the doctors pronounce him dead.

    ``I'm glad I couldn't get up and do what I wanted to do,'' he said.

    Asked if he would have wanted to get up and shake them and say he's alive, Dunlap responded: ``Probably would have been a broken window that went out.''

    His father, Doug, said he saw the results of the brain scan.

    ``There was no activity at all, no blood flow at all.''

    Zach's mother, Pam, said that when she discovered he was still alive, ``That was the most miraculous feeling.''

    ``We had gone, like I said, from the lowest possible emotion that a parent could feel to the top of the mountains again,'' she said.

    She said her son is doing ``amazingly well,'' but still has problems with his memory as his brain heals from the traumatic injury.

    ``It may take a year or more ... before he completely recovers,'' she said. ``But that's OK. It doesn't matter how long it takes. We're just all so thankful and blessed that we have him here.''

    Dunlap now has the pocketknife that was scraped across his foot, causing the first reaction.

    ``Just makes me thankful, makes me thankful that they didn't give up,'' he said. ``Only the good die young, so I didn't go.''
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    This calls for the observations of one man, and one man only:

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    "Isn’t it a bit unnerving that doctors call what they do “practice”?
    I wanna live. I don’t wanna die. That’s the whole meaning of life: Not dying! I figured that shit out by myself in the third grade.
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    The planet is fine. The people are fucked.
    Most of the time people feel okay. Probably it’s because at the moment they’re not actually dying.
    The Golden Gate Bridge should have a long bungee cord for people who aren’t quite ready to commit suicide but want to get in a little practice
    I don’t have a fear of heights. I do, however, have a fear of falling from heights.
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    Good call chef.
    A man could lose himself in a country like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redrockinmonkeyboy View Post
    I love the last line in the story, given by Zach. Too funny.




    OKLAHOMA CITY— Four months after he was declared brain dead and doctors were about to remove his organs for transplant, Zach Dunlap says he feels "pretty good.''

    Dunlap was pronounced dead Nov. 19 at United Regional Healthcare System in Wichita Falls, Texas, after he was injured in an all-terrain vehicle accident. His family approved having his organs harvested.

    As family members were paying their last respects, he moved his foot and hand. He reacted to a pocketknife scraped across his foot and to pressure applied under a fingernail. After 48 days in the hospital, he was allowed to return home, where he continues to work on his recovery.

    On Monday, he and his family were in New York, appearing on NBC's ``Today.''

    ``I feel pretty good. but it's just hard ... just ain't got the patience,'' Dunlap told NBC.

    Dunlap, 21, of Frederick, said he has no recollection of the crash.

    ``I remember a little bit that was about an hour before the accident happened. But then about six hours before that, I remember,'' he said.

    Dunlap said one thing he does remember is hearing the doctors pronounce him dead.

    ``I'm glad I couldn't get up and do what I wanted to do,'' he said.

    Asked if he would have wanted to get up and shake them and say he's alive, Dunlap responded: ``Probably would have been a broken window that went out.''

    His father, Doug, said he saw the results of the brain scan.

    ``There was no activity at all, no blood flow at all.''

    Zach's mother, Pam, said that when she discovered he was still alive, ``That was the most miraculous feeling.''

    ``We had gone, like I said, from the lowest possible emotion that a parent could feel to the top of the mountains again,'' she said.

    She said her son is doing ``amazingly well,'' but still has problems with his memory as his brain heals from the traumatic injury.

    ``It may take a year or more ... before he completely recovers,'' she said. ``But that's OK. It doesn't matter how long it takes. We're just all so thankful and blessed that we have him here.''

    Dunlap now has the pocketknife that was scraped across his foot, causing the first reaction.

    ``Just makes me thankful, makes me thankful that they didn't give up,'' he said. ``Only the good die young, so I didn't go.''
    Yeah this story has been big here since it happend. A true miracle!
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    What a cool sotry!!! I like the Happy storys.
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    This Happy Story; brought to you by:



    ME



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    "Jesus, that fucker just crawled out of his hen house that was destroyed by the Alabama tornados. Fucking 280mph plus winds sucked the gleam off this bitch and passed it on to a bird in Rhoad Island." - Hurricane Halen 5/3/11 (about my birthday chicken from seenbad)

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    I saw this story on TV last night and while amazing, something just isn't right here. Was he dead? Evidently not.... Who fucked up? Are brain scans fool proof? I don't know... All i do know is that this makes very little sense, someone screwed up somewhere during this whole deal.
    Thank God the kid is alive, and it sounds like he may make close to a full recovery.

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    It takes a real trooper to still have that kind of zest for life after dying.

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    Definitely a cool story.
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    Makes me wish this had happened when they said my dad was in this situation.

    But I'm so glad for Zach and his family. I love what he said in that last line. He's one lucky guy, that's for sure. Makes one wonder if those brain monitors are fool-proof, as somebody else mentioned here.

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    We just watched this story here at the house the other night. Pretty amazing stuff.

    ``I feel pretty good. but it's just hard ... just ain't got the patience,'' Dunlap told NBC.
    I wonder if that's a normal thing for people with traumatic head injuries? I had two concussions in about a year and a half span and something that I noticed is that I didn't have much patience for anything, and that for someone that's normally pretty even tempered, I got angry very quickly. This continued for several weeks after each concussion.

    Or, was he talking about the patience to rehabilitate?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Viking View Post

    I wonder if that's a normal thing for people with traumatic head injuries?

    Yeah it is. I took a psychology class dealing with different parts of the brain and their function... and when people get a particular part injured, it effects that parts function. One guy could actually see colors when he heard music, and another guy had a railroad spike go through his head. Before it happened he was a really nice guy, and afterwards he basically was a total asshole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicholas_kudochop View Post
    and another guy had a railroad spike go through his head. Before it happened he was a really nice guy, and afterwards he basically was a total asshole.
    ...yeah, I'd probably be an asshole after a railroad spike went thru my head too. 'Course, that's just me though...

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    That seems to happen after a head injury. My brother in law had a pretty bad head injury a couple of years back and he was meaner than a mofo until he got better. He's not mean at all but I think the injury really affected his behavior. It was pretty scary b/c he was just plain violent until he recovered and got meds.
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