I became disabled overnight in a car accident.
The car accident was a dream, but the disability was real.
I dreamed I was driving through the ravaged streets of Oakland, Calif., at the end of the world.
I turned the corner and careened inescapably into a white chemical blaze.
I woke with a start, the white flash still burning behind my eyes, the worst headache of my life piercing my left temporal lobe.
My wife and I hurried to the hospital, expecting life to change forever.
Once at the…