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Dawn Faizey-Webster, a 42 year old woman who has locked-in syndrome has earned a degree in Ancient History. Dawn was diagnosed with this syndrome when she was 30 years old, immediately after her son was born. 490 more words


Reunited with my wonderful nurse Colleen!

Meeting this lovely lady was a momentous occasion for me.

You may remember the nurse I wanted to track down called Colleen? If you read my blogs you’ll know how badly I wanted to see her again. 411 more words

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Suicide and Self-Identity

This is a departure from my normal routine, but I wanted to write about this issue.  Perhaps I could claim it has something to do with Social Science writing. 1,689 more words

Can the Clinical Diagnosis of Disorders of Consciousness Avoid Behaviorism?

The “standard approach” in clinical neurology has been accused of suffering from an implicit “behaviorist epistemology” because disorders of consciousness are typically diagnosed on the basis of a lack of behavior. 908 more words


The wardrobe syndrome

The wardrobe syndrome
… or locked in syndrome in the artistic and written version.

Once upon a time, before the Internet on such
a scale as it is today, came to Poland, there were people who also wrote. 553 more words


'To see the world' or 'for the world to see you?'

…. a great quote I read on Twitter recently, don’t you agree?

Truthfully, I was so proud of what I personally did to recover, against all the medical odds in hospital and beyond, for a few months back in 2011/12 that for a while I unhealthily ‘believed my own Kate Allatt press’. 290 more words

What would you do if your Health Insurance said "No."

What would you do?

Imagine wakening from a deep sleep to find yourself fully conscious but unable to move any voluntary muscles save for the muscles that control your vertical eye movements.

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