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The blink of an eye : how I died and started living, Rikke Schmidt Kjærgaard

Label
The blink of an eye : how I died and started living
Title
The blink of an eye
Title remainder
how I died and started living
Statement of responsibility
Rikke Schmidt Kjærgaard
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The powerful and moving memoir by a scientist and mother of three of how she learned to live again, after a sudden severe infection caused her to die and then revive, but locked in - completely paralysed, and only able to blink an eye. Foreword by Bill Bryson. At the age of 38, Rikke Schmidt Kjaergaard, a Danish scientist, wife and mother of three, is struck down by an acute bout of bacterial meningitis. She awakes from a coma in intensive care to find herself locked in, unable to show she is conscious except by blinking her eye. It becomes her only form of communication as in the months that follow, Kjaergaard's husband Peter sits beside her helping to interpret every eye movement. She struggles with every basic of life - painfully learning how to breathe, move, eat and speak again. Despite being given a five per cent chance of survival, she works intensively to recover and to achieve every small breakthrough. The Blink of an Eye is a celebration of love and family and every little thing that matters when life is in the balance - written by a scientist uniquely able to describe her physical and mental journey to recovery
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
QRML
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kjærgaard, Rikke Schmidt
Dewey number
616.82
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kjærgaard, Rikke Schmidt
  • Kj©Œrgaard, Rikke Schmidt
  • Meningitis
  • Meningitis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Amputees
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae
  • Meningitis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Amputees
  • Meningitis
Label
The blink of an eye : how I died and started living, Rikke Schmidt Kjærgaard
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.Dying -- 2.Surviving -- 3.Being -- 4.Blinking -- 5.Breathing -- 6.Healing -- 7.Tilting -- 8.Walking -- 9.Cutting -- 10.Leaving -- 11.Living
Control code
000062657768
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 207 pages
Isbn
9781473669369
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1007062922
Label
The blink of an eye : how I died and started living, Rikke Schmidt Kjærgaard
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.Dying -- 2.Surviving -- 3.Being -- 4.Blinking -- 5.Breathing -- 6.Healing -- 7.Tilting -- 8.Walking -- 9.Cutting -- 10.Leaving -- 11.Living
Control code
000062657768
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 207 pages
Isbn
9781473669369
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1007062922

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