Blink: Life After Locked-in Syndrome by David NetteBlink: Life After Locked-in Syndrome by David Nette

Blink: Life After Locked-in Syndrome

byDavid Nette, Sandra Nette

Paperback | June 10, 2013

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A routine neck adjustment left Sandy Nette trapped in her own body. Paralysed by a series of violent strokes after her arteries were ripped by a chiropractor, she was unable to move or swallow or talk. Suddenly, Sandy was a prisoner of locked-in syndrome, devastatingly aware of the world around her but completely unable to reach it. Sandy could only communicate with those around her by blinking. Barely into her forties, she had been cast into a living hell, a place where few have ventured and actually survived. But neither Sandy, not her devoted husband David, were willing to accept this cruel fate and together they began to fight for their future. Blink: Life After Locked-In Syndrome is the remarkable true story of a young woman's courage, strength and determination to beat the odds. It is also an exceptional tribute to the power of unconditional love. David Nette narrates the events that tore him and Sandy apart and then brought them closer than ever, sharing the trials and triumphs of their unique relationship, one always filled with humour, even in the darkest of days.Blink: Life After Locked-In Syndrome is a story that may just change your life.
Title:Blink: Life After Locked-in SyndromeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:170 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.39 inPublished:June 10, 2013Publisher:Legend Press LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1909740543

ISBN - 13:9781909740549

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Blink Never Ever take anything for Granted
Date published: 2014-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BLINK Great book! !
Date published: 2013-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An inspiring read ‘Blink’ begins by introducing Sandra, a beautiful young woman in the prime of life, whose routine visit to a chiropractor forever changed her life. The chiropractor’s routine but controversial neck-twisting technique left Sandra with a massive stroke. As a result, she became “locked-in”, a nightmarish condition in which her mind remained alert, but her body was unresponsive, save for her ability to blink to communicate. Yet slowly and surely, with grit, prayers and determination, and her husband David’s constant support and advocacy, she began an almost miraculous recovery that is ongoing to this day. Although the book has elements of tragedy, it is mostly a love story. Where other relationships would be severely challenged by such an event, David and Sandra’s loyalty and devotion to one another has grown and deepened. The book is also very personal and quite humourous, as the authors relate many funny incidents that they shared together. I really enjoyed the book, and would recommend it as an inspirational story. Whether you are a caregiver to a family member, a patient yourself, or you just enjoy an inspiring story of the power of love, devotion and commitment in a relationship, you will find this book a great read. And you may come away with a greater appreciation for the small things which we take for granted in our own lives.
Date published: 2013-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blink Two people close to my heart...a wonderful read with great insight helpful to anyone with loved ones with locked in syndrome or any other difficulties in life, or just for interest.Written from the heart. Interesting information with some humor thrown in. Great job Dave and Sandy! Love to you both!
Date published: 2013-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beginning Readings Of Blink I'm so excited to read this heartwarming, tear jerking, kleenex needing true story about my wonderful Auntie & Uncle and what they have been through in life. They have been through so much together over the years and I am so happy for them to be sharing this captivating story with the world. I'm so happy for everyone who has the privilege to read this book and learn how to love everyday as life can change so drastically in an instant. We are all in for a life changing experience. Congratulations again on the book. Everything I have seen and read so far looks wonderful. Love it !!
Date published: 2013-05-31