He didn't remember the coffin, and before the lid was opened by the medtech he feared there had been a horrible mistake. He tried to speak, but his throat produced only a short, unintelligible croak. The medtech said something in a language he didn't understand, but another voice said, "Don't try to talk yet. Try to relax and breathe normally."
He wondered how much time had passed since he'd paid to be frozen. If the language had changed... "What... year?"
The medtech said nothing. Another voice answered, "Your cancer is gone; the year is a subject for another time."