If there's one thing I keep hearing that a writer should avoid in fiction, it's info dumping and I've tried to steer clear of this as much as I can. I have however reached a point in my story now where I find it hard to avoid. My main character has been dead for two years and "wakes up", a lot have happened in those two years and the world he knew has basically been turned upside down. He ends up fighting off a monster (something that didn't exist before) and passes out only to wake up in a bed with a physician watching over him. Now my issue is: wouldn't it be natural for the main character to ask what in the hell is going on? And seeing as the physician knows this, I feel like he should tell him which would be a lengthy piece of info. I feel that if he doesn't, then I fall into another cliche, that of "character knows important info but doesn't reveal it for the sake of plot". I may have misunderstood what an info dump is, but currently, I don't see how to get around the MC being caught up on all he's missed without it.