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Survivor after critical illness shares her story
In 1998, Dr. Cheryl Misak survived organ failure in the ICU; this month, she shares her story of a long and difficult recovery from debility. Although highly educated and motivated, and in top pre-admission physical shape, her struggle was formidable. Twelve years later, are we doing any better at adequately informing and preparing patients like Dr. Misak of the intensity and diversity of challenges to come, and providing the support they need? AJRCCM 2011;183:845-846.