The Locked-In Traveler: The great language barrier

07.11.2019

The Locked-In Traveler

(Kati’s Wheelchair Traveling Journals)

The great language barrier

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Locked-In syndrome is also referred to as the Living corpse. No wonder for in the worst-case scenarios the patients cannot even move their eyes. I was completely paralyzed after the stroke. The only things I could move were my eyelids and my eyes. The only way I could communicate was by blinking my eyes. Once for; “yes” twice for; “no.” The letter board (air alphabet) was a blessing, with that system I could communicate again.

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