Conrad Murray hasn't given up hope that he'll wake up from this nightmare.
But Murray, who has been locked up since being found guilty Nov. 7, appears to have made a change to his defense strategy.
No lawyer's name is listed on the notice of appeal that was filed today in Los Angeles Superior Court and obtained by E! News, calling into question whether Murray is moving forward without his presumably rather high-priced legal team.
He signed the document himself in the space marked "in pro per," which means he's taking action on his own behalf.
Calls to Murray's lawyers were not immediately returned.
After less than two days of deliberation, the jury came back with a guilty verdict, meaning the seven men and five women believed that Murray's negligence and faulty treatment of Jackson's health issues caused his death.
Judge Michael Pastor then handed down the prison sentence, saying in court that Murray "has absolutely no sense of remorse and absolutely no sense of fault."
While Murray already knows that he'll most likely spend less than two years in L.A. County Jail, thanks to a law that took effect Oct. 1 relegating certain no-violent offenders to county facilities to ease crowding in California's prisons, he loses his medical license no matter what.
If the conviction holds up, that is.
—Reporting by Claudia Rosenbaum