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Rikke Schmidt Kjaergaard on surviving locked-in syndrome

Rikke Schmidt Kjaergaard on surviving locked-in syndrome

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Imagine suddenly finding yourself in a world where you can't speak, move or even breathe unaided.Your heart stopped on the way to hospital, meaning you've briefly technically died, but they managed to keep you alive.But now you have to, somehow, survive what comes next - being "locked" inside your own unresponsive body.Your distraught family has been warned to prepare for your funeral (your husband decides on scattering your ashes in Cambridge, a place that has special memories for you both).And your three children have to immediately take life-saving medication to stop them catching the same bacterial infection that's trying to kill you. That is the situation that befell scientist Rikke Schmidt Kjaergaard on New Year's Day 2013 ...