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Recovering from Locked-In Syndrome

By Robert McCoppin

Lying motionless in a hospital bed, Jose Rodriguez Jr. lost the will to live.

He’d suffered a stroke, fallen into a coma and awoken with an extremely rare condition known as locked-in syndrome. 2,101 more words

December reading, 2017

It seems like an awfully long time since I last posted – my apologies – life has just taken over.

Anyway, here is my December (and perhaps some of November) reading. 563 more words


The Road to India

I’m calling this post “The Road to India”. Let me explain why. We want to go on an overseas holiday at the end of next year. 1,377 more words


Preparing to leave ICU

My final days in ICU were spent readying me for the rehabilitation Ward. I hadn’t been approved for rehab yet, but that was my hope and the plan of my medical team. 1,071 more words


Book Review: The Diving Bell And The Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby

Hello everyone,

How are we all? Hope you’ve had a good week.

This is a book review of a very funny and quite remarkable memoir. I have the DVD and have yet to watch it in its original language. 614 more words



When we think of gratitude, many of us think of it as simply ‘being thankful’. Thankful to someone for what they have done for us. But gratitude is so much more complex than that. 2,504 more words