Message to Unidentified Patient 3917: Welcome to City Hospital Satellite Clinic 8B
Unidentified Patient 3917,
Hello. Are you okay? Can you understand me?
My name is Doctor Alice Merzbow.
This must be very confusing for you.
Not my name, of course. The situation. My name is pretty straightforward.
I–well, my team–installed a standard wireless neurocommunicator in your brain. You were rendered almost completely paralyzed from the accident, but with a normally-functioning, conscious mind. This condition is colloquially known as “locked-in syndrome”.
You probably need further explanation…