So you’re awake.
You probably have some questions after being cryogenically frozen. This can be a difficult time in your life, full of confusing changes and awkward situations. Maybe you don’t know what to think. But armed with the right information, you can take this transitional period of your life and warm up to your new life as an ex-stasis subject!
As the chamber gradually warms and your body heats up, you may notice an unusual sensation of your heart pumping blood to your major organs for the first time. This is perfectly normal and is nothing to be ashamed of. A series of rapid changes will take place. You may notice that you are now dependent on breathing in and out to keep yourself alive, and that your limbs are more difficult to control than usual. Thawing can be uncomfortable; it may seem like your bodily systems will NEVER work the way they should, but it’s only a temporary phase.
These changes aren’t just physical. It’s perfectly okay to experience emotional swings, as frustrating as they may be. These elevated hormone and adrenaline levels won’t last forever. Many subjects find comfort in imagining strangling the unethical bastards who put them in stasis, or a herd of wild ponies running free across the plains.
Remember, no two cryogenically frozen bodies are alike. Some will accept the revival very well; others will develop lifelong problems from cellular tissue that refuses to resurrect and remains permanently frostbitten. You shouldn’t compare your body to anyone else’s; you have to find what’s normal and healthy for you.
You may have a lot of questions. “What is happening to my body?” “What year is it?” “Does freezing my body without my consent have any legal ramifications, despite the preservation of my life?” Don’t be embarrassed to ask for help. There are many people you can talk to about these questions, like your local stasis chamber technician or a trusted cryogenologist.
Yes, this can be a confusing time for both subjects and scientists, but it’s not the end of the world! Everyone’s unfreezing experience will be different, but once you have the facts, the supplies, and a positive attitude, you’ll be ready to show the world what a cool person you are.