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Mirror, Mirror .....

By the time I had been in hospital for 6 weeks, my neck was pretty strong. I was much better able to support my head. 528 more words


Disorders Of Consciousness

A disorder of consciousness or impaired consciousness is a state where consciousness is affected by an injury to the brain.

Consciousness refers to both wakefulness and awareness. 1,233 more words

Ashleigh Corrigan

More bad news in the fight for a right to die

R (o.t.a A.M) v. General Medical Council EWHC 2096 (Admin) Read the full judgment here

The High Court has rejected the argument made by “Martin”, a man with locked-in syndrome who is profoundly disabled and wishes to end his own life. 1,429 more words

In The News

Strasbourg rejects right to die cases

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that the applications to the ECtHR in Nicklinson and Lamb v UK, cases concerning assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia, are inadmissible. 880 more words

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I Really Am Disabled!

I have mentioned previously that I had a nasogastric (NG) tube put in on my first day in hospital. An NG tube is a thin, rubber tube inserted through the nostril, down the esophagus, and into the stomach. 911 more words


Finding A Reason To Laugh

After a few weeks my head started to clear. I felt much more like myself. I figured I was here so I would be happy. Although there were still plenty of dark times, I was now able to enjoy many fun times too. 1,258 more words


The Diving Bell & the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby

Where I Got It: Borrowed from the library.

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf (1999)

Length: 131 pages

Author’s Page

In  1995, Jean-Dominique Bauby suffered a stroke to the brainstem. 346 more words