In 2005, doctors in Cooper University Hospital's intensive care unit saved Michael Warlo's life.
Seven-and-a-half years later, the Mount Ephraim man, 54, is still adjusting to the fact that his saved life is little like the one he led before he got Legionnaires' disease.
Unable to return to his job as a software developer, he's on disability. His memory is bad, and he finds following simple directions difficult. His physical stamina is so poor he needs to rest for an hour after taking the trash out. He has been more anxious and depressed, and his emotions can vary wildly.
He finds it comforting that doctors have given a name to what he's experiencing - postintensive care syndrome - but he can't help mourning his old life. He grapples with big existential questions.