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The Resource The blink of an eye : a memoir of dying--and learning how to live again, Rikke Schmidt Kjærgaard ; foreword by Bill Bryson

The blink of an eye : a memoir of dying--and learning how to live again, Rikke Schmidt Kjærgaard ; foreword by Bill Bryson

Label
The blink of an eye : a memoir of dying--and learning how to live again
Title
The blink of an eye
Title remainder
a memoir of dying--and learning how to live again
Statement of responsibility
Rikke Schmidt Kjærgaard ; foreword by Bill Bryson
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It was New Year's Day. Rikke Schmidt Kjlrgaard, a young mother and scientist, was celebrating with family and friends when she was struck down with a sudden fever. Within hours, she'd suffered multiple organ failure and was clinically dead. Then, brought back to the edge of life - trapped in a near-death coma - she was given a 5 percent chance of survival. She awoke to find herself completely paralyzed, with blinking as her sole means of communicating with the outside world. The Blink of an Eye is Rikke's gripping account of being locked inside her own body, and what it took to painstakingly relearn every basic life skill - from breathing and swallowing, speaking and walking, to truly living again. Much more than an account of recovery against all odds - this is, at its heart, a celebration of love, family, and every little thing that matters when life hangs in the balance
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kjærgaard, Rikke Schmidt,
Dewey number
579.3/55
Index
no index present
LC call number
QR82.S78
LC item number
K53 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bryson, Bill
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
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Label
The blink of an eye : a memoir of dying--and learning how to live again, Rikke Schmidt Kjærgaard ; foreword by Bill Bryson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Previous title: The blink of an eye: how I died and started living. 2018
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dying -- Surviving -- Being -- Blinking -- Breathing -- Healing -- Tilting -- Walking -- Cutting -- Leaving -- Living -- Epilogue -- A caregiver's checklist
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xii, 227 pages
Isbn
9781615195718
Lccn
2019004727
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • on1088669512
  • (OCoLC)1088669512
  • 2558751
Label
The blink of an eye : a memoir of dying--and learning how to live again, Rikke Schmidt Kjærgaard ; foreword by Bill Bryson
Publication
Note
Previous title: The blink of an eye: how I died and started living. 2018
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dying -- Surviving -- Being -- Blinking -- Breathing -- Healing -- Tilting -- Walking -- Cutting -- Leaving -- Living -- Epilogue -- A caregiver's checklist
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xii, 227 pages
Isbn
9781615195718
Lccn
2019004727
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • on1088669512
  • (OCoLC)1088669512
  • 2558751

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