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The Bauby Story
Choose from these words to fill the blanks below:
alphabet, Elle, eyelid, stroke, memories, abnormalities, died, soar, present, craving, Butterfly, swallow, express
story: The Diving Bell and the                   
the editor of         , leading fashion magazine of France
was driving and had a sudden, massive              in his brain stem
left him paralyzed
couldn't point
couldn't talk
couldn't move
the way he wrote
often people with the locked-in syndrome can move an             
this was the case with Bauby
an assistant read out the letters of the French                  and he blinked when she got to the right letter
with the one avenue that Bauby had to                himself, he did, and he did so eloquently
it shows a                for life and expression
he          just after the book was published
the diving bell
is trapped inside his body as one is trapped inside a diving bell
has physical                           , feels sensations that are not connected to a body
the butterfly
at the same time he can          with his mind
he describes scenes in the                tense, it's happening in his brain and that's his reality
relived                  become his reality
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly: A Memoir of Life and Death
Jean-Dominique Bauby
About French man who has stroke, left him in locked-in syndrome, yet he wrote a 131-page book by blinking his left eye-lid and his partner wrote each word


cashmere, n. a soft fabric made from downy wool from beneath the outer hair of the Cashmere goat  "After being paralyzed by a stroke, Jean-Dominique Bauby wrote in his book that he penned by blinking his left eye to a typist, "I'm glad I got my own clothes back, because if I have to drool, I want to drool on cashmere.""
laryngeal, adj. [lar-IN-jel] pertaining to the larynx  "He couldn't speak, he couldn't move his laryngeal muscles."

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Book tip THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY: "A MEMOIR OF LIFE IN DEATH via tonight's Understanding the Brain course:"This book was written by a man who suffered a stroke, lapsed into a coma, awoke 20 days later, mentally aware of his surroundings, but was physically paralyzed with what is known as locked-in syndrome, with the only exception of some movement in his head and eyes. Bauby's mind provided him with the spiritual and emotional fuel to keep him from falling into despair. He did not become bitter or cantankerous, and he never lost his humor, imagination, or the wonderful memories that he cherished. Finally, he began to compose this book in his head, and through a system in which blinks of an eye indicated letters of the alphabet, he dictated this book to his secretary. The title of the book refers to the metaphors he uses to describe his situation. The physical paralysis leaves him feeling as if he was trapped within a diving bell, as if there is constant pressure pinning his body into immobility. However, at the same time, his mind remains as free as a butterfly and its flights are as random. In fact, he calls the chapters of this book his "bedridden travel notes" and, indeed, they eloquently relate his journey through memory."
The Bauby Story