The Blink of an Eye



The Blink of an Eye Acclaimed by Bill Bryson as spellbinding and harrowing, the story of one woman s dramatic recovery from life threatening illness At the age of 38, Danish scientist Rikke Schmidt Kj rgaard is struck down by an acute bout of bacterial meningitis Weeks later, she wakes from a coma in intensive care to find herself locked in, unable to show she is conscious except by blinking her eyes Despite a mere 5 percent chance of survival, she makes a miraculous recovery and returns to the world painfully learning how to breathe, move, eat, and speak again, even resume her work as a scientist The Blink of an Eyeis a celebration of love, family, and every little thing that matters when life is in the balance by a writer uniquely positioned to describe the journey from death back to life. New Read The Blink of an Eye Author Rikke Schmidt Kjærgaard For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Paperback
  • 227 pages
  • The Blink of an Eye
  • Rikke Schmidt Kjærgaard
  • English
  • 21 June 2018
  • 1615195718

13 thoughts on “The Blink of an Eye

  1. Canadian says:

    On New Year s Day, 2013, Rikke Schmidt Kjaergaard went for a walk with her family along the river in their large Danish town She lagged behind her husband, his friend, and the Kjaergaard children aged 18, 14, and 8 Her legs were leaden, and she was unusually cold Back at home, even a hot bath couldn t warm her Within a few hours she was feverish, vomiting, and had lost control of her bowels A night duty GP came to the house, diagnosed flu, and prescribed an antiviral medication Even if R On New Year s Day, 2013, Rikke Schmidt Kjaergaard went for a walk with her family along the river in their large Danish town She lagged behind her husband, his friend, and the Kjaergaard children aged 18, 14, and 8 Her legs were leaden, and she was unusually cold Back at home, even a hot bath couldn t warm her Within a few hours she was feverish, vomiting, and had lost control of her bowels A night duty GP came to the house, diagnosed flu, and prescribed an antiviral medication Even if Rikke did have a virus it turned out she did not , how was a pill she couldn t keep down supposed to help The following morning, the family s regular GP was called to the house, and then an ambulance At this point, she suffered cardiac arrest The hardworking paramedics were able to restart her heart and get her to the hospital whe...

  2. Jo Chambers says:

    A moving true story of a Danish woman who came near to death with bacterial meningitis and was locked in for a while, only able to communicate by blinking one eye Incredibly she survived and has made a good recovery, although she has ...

  3. Sally Hanan says:

    An excellent view into what it s like to almost die and then slowly feel your way back into living, albeit a different kind of life harder but richer Rikke skips nothing Almost in a day by day account, she talks about what it s like to be in pain, to be treated like a thing by medical professionals vs being treated as a person with emotions and comfort, and the struggle to try to find the way forward and persevere.As a former nurse, a lot of her accounts felt familiar, but it certainly made An excellent view into what it s like to almost die and then slowly feel your way back into living, albeit a different kind of life harder but richer Rikke skips nothing Almost in a day by day account, she talks about what it s like to be in pain, to be treated like a thing by medical professionals vs being treated as a person with emotions and comfort, and the struggle to try to find the way forward and persevere....

  4. Stephanie says:

    This book will likely make it into my book club rotation I found it fascinating and hope others do too Kjaergaard writes a memoir about how she suddenly contracted a bacterial meningitis, went into a coma, was locked inside her body unable to move, or even react after she woke up, the gradual ability to blink coming to her She details her stay in the ICU, then her subsequent moves to other facilities and I found the science behind it, her details of her illness and recovery to be fascinating This book will likely make it into my book club rotation I found it fascinating and hope others do too Kjaergaard writes a memoir about how she suddenly contracted a bacterial meningitis, went into a coma, was locked inside her body unable to move, or even react after she woke up, the gradual ability to blink coming to her She details her stay in the ICU, then her subsequent moves to other facilities and I found the science behind it, her details of her illness and recovery to b...

  5. Riann says:

    The moving story of how the author fought her way back from a life threatening bacterial infection She brought herself back from the brink and used her experience as a means to help others It s important for there t...

  6. Kara B says:

    I was riveted This book leaves you breathless and so inspired.

  7. Bre says:

    Received a digital ARC of this book via NetGalley A touching memoir of a brilliant woman who was affected by a vicious bacterial infection With the love and support of her family, she learned to appreciate life again It takes true...

  8. Huguette Larochelle says:

    i win this book wow , a view from inside a person in a coma and the detail of the struggle to get better a courageous journey.

  9. Christi says:

    In the blink of an eye everything can change One moment your life is moving along, going through your normal routine, living your life Then you blink What once was is gone and you are plunged into an unimaginable nightmare that you can t wake up from, quickly becoming trapped inside your own body, the only movement that you can control is a blink It sounds like a scene from a psychological thriller but this was realty for scientist Rikke Schmidt Kjaergaard on New Years day in 2013.The whole In the blink of an eye everything can change One moment your life is moving along, going through your normal routine, living your life Then you blink What once was is gone and you are plunged into an unimaginable nightmare that you can t wake up from, quickly becoming trapped inside your own body, the only movement that you can control is a blink It sounds like a scene from a psychological thriller but this was realty for scientist Rikke Schmidt Kjaergaard on New Years day in 2013.The whole day Rikke had been feeling...

  10. HollyLovesBooks says:

    This is such a fascinating account of what someone actually experiences when faced with a near death or even, life threatening medical issue I am on the medical side of this, having treated people and dealt with families on the receiving end of potentially devastating news There is not a good way for the medical community to train for this aspect of medical care, each situation is different and the person we care for is loved by someone To read through someone s experience as essentially give This is such a fascinating account of what someone actually experiences when faced with a near death or even, life threatening medical issue I am on the medical side of this, having treated people and dealt with families on the receiving end of potentially devastating news There is not a good way for the medical community to train for this aspect of medical care, each situation is different and the person we care for is loved by someone To read through someone s experience as essentially given up for dead and then in a locked in state is interesting I have treated people with this and other similar conditions, but to hear firsthand, after leaving acute care, what that looks like from their perspective is truly a gift And the most glorious thing of all is, after the horror of the acute illness subsided, the insight that allowed her to feel that h...

  11. Len says:

    Imagine a hellish infection coming out of nowhere and knocking you off your feet, almost killing you.Then imagine being trapped inside your own body, unable to move, to speak, or even breathe on your own.This memoir is frustrating, terrifying, illuminating and ultimately inspiring.Would we all hav...

  12. Jill Johnson says:

    I saw the author talking at the Hay Festival last week and was amazed by this woman s strength and positivity when discussing her illness and recovery I read this book in one day and would recommend to anyone A very strong woman , who together with the support and love fr...

  13. Marj says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This book makes one realize how vulnerable we are and how we can quickly change from being in good health to having a devastating illness However, found this book a tedious read.like listening to someone talk in painstaking detail about their illness and medical procedures That could have been summarized in a chapter and the focus...

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