I have been using the TIM (Toggle Immortal Mode) console command (which basically never lets the player die) to avoid having to retry every combat situation I underestimate. However, NPC's finishing moves are still executed when I am at low health and one of them has recently taken off my pretty head. I am now a living dead man and no matter how often I reload the game, it is not coming back.
Starting a new game or loading a save before the incident logically fixes it, but I had already made a lot of additional progress before noticing that I was still lethally injured. At first, I had assumed that a reload of my appearance like a fast-travel would fix it.
I would eternally love (optional) anyone who gives me a fix for this. I am willing to use the console and edit files, but I'd rather not use any mods or patches (for whatever reason that may be necessary).
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