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review Le Scaphandre et le Papillon 103 Ò ‘Locked in syndrome paralysed from head to toe the patient his mind intact is imprisoned inside his own body unable to speak or move In my case blinking my left eyelid is my only means of communication’In December 1995 Jean Dominiue Bauby editor in chief of French ‘Elle’ and the father of two young chi‘Locked in syndrome paralysed from head to toe the patient his mind intact is imprisoned inside his own body unable to speak or move In my case blinking my left eyelid is my only means of communication’In December 1995 Jean Dominiue Bauby edi. Prognosis Man may be inspired find beauty even at his own death bedBut there is a uestion even Bauby asks himself Does all of this a novel makeNo Not even a decent anecdoteIt is however testament of the prognosis which uestions the central Meaning of Life uestion Bauby finds personal beauty even if he cannot do anything with it but blink it in code to his nurse since he is absolutely paralyzed But this is no Anne Frank however This is no beauty pertaining to a person trapped I feel some but not complete pity for Mr Bauby The tale this man tells is one of robbed mobility but not of robbed dignity or money It bothered me a little that the editor of French Elle magazine rich and powerful as he was still alludes to and rubs in our faces his superiority his nouveau riche lifestyle cars trips experiences Even though it did not answer the central What is Life About uestion it did made me ponder something perhaps even interesting Can a healthy individual truly envy a vegetable RIP

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Tor in chief of French ‘Elle’ and the father of two young children suffered a massive stroke and found himself paralysed and speechless but entirely conscious trapped by what doctors call ‘locked in syndrome’ Using his only functioning mu. spoiler alertIn 1995 Jean Dominiue Bauby the editor in chief of French Elle magazine suffered a massive stroke to his brain stem which left him totally paralyzed and in a condition called locked in syndrome He could only move his left eyelid For my part I would have preferred to have died instantly than to have suffered what Mr Bauby suffered But we don't always get to choose and to his credit he seems to have made the best of his situation He did write this book after all but only by dictating it one letter at a time by blinking his left eyelid You can find inspiration in this book you can find beauty; it just doesn't mask the tragedy and the suffering

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Le Scaphandre et le PapillonScle – his left eyelid – he began dictating this remarkable story painstakingly spelling it out letter by letterHis book offers a haunting harrowing look inside the cruel prison of locked in syndrome but it is also a triumph of the human spir. The Diving Bell and the ButterflyLocked in syndrome totally paralyzed unable to speak but completely conscious I find it hard to imagine a condition that's worse than this one People who suffer a stroke are at a risk to suffer from this condition luckily mostly not this bad Is there still dignity in a life like this The writer of this memoir suffered from this condition and was only able to move one eye His left eye Needless to say this was a powerful read Its popularity is partly due to the fact that this book was made into a successful movie However there's a similar memoir that is not as well known as this one and which I thought was much better and powerful Only The Eyes Say Yes A Love Story If you liked The Diving Bell and the Butterfly I highly recommend Only the eyes say yes