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In the Blink of an Eye by [Coghlan, Peter]
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Length: 128 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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As a soldier, Peter Coghlan faced bombs, bullying, murderous mobs and Hodgkins Lymphoma, the aggressive cancer which ended his military career. But after moving to Perth, Australia with Jade, the love of his life, there was no time to dwell on the past as Peter enjoyed a pre-dinner drink on the patio with friends and family. The future on that hot, sunny evening seemed as bright as the weather until, suddenly and shockingly, his dreams were shattered by a massive brain stem stroke.
A frantic dash to hospital and emergency surgery rushed by in a blur and it was only when Peter awoke from a coma that he realised the awful truth. The stroke had left him virtually paralysed, imprisoned in his own body.
At least he could blink. Using an alphabet board to communicate, he spelled out his determination to get back everything he’d lost.
This true life account of one man’s fight against Locked-In Syndrome (LIS) is in turn heart-breaking, hilarious, harrowing and occasionally shocking. Yet, thanks to Peter's amazing courage, In the Blink of an Eye is never less than inspirational as he faces his greatest battle of all.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 504 KB
  • Print Length: 128 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00COL4JMS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #104,582 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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I met Pete at my local gym and felt compelled to read his story. He is an amazing young man with such a determined spirit. I would have liked to see some photos in his book if only to recognize his wife who supported him all the way through his ordeal
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As a rehab nurse I loved this amazing book about determination, positivity and love. Read it in one sitting and highly recommend :)
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Insightful and uplifting. Peter's courage was inspirational.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book 24 March 2014
By Robbie - Published on Amazon.com
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I am a retired nurse and I wish I had read this book in my nursing days to give me more insight and understanding into a patient's view, something we sometimes do forget as we are always so busy. It was particularly interesting to me as I am from Perth and have worked in Sir Charles Gardener Hospital "specialling" patients and know where Shenton Park rehab Hospital is although I have never been inside that one. The hospital I was employed at was not far from those two. Peter is a very courageous and determined man and did a great job on working on his rapid recovery. I am in awe and enjoyed reading his story which is full of humour and also sadness at times. Good on ya mate.
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5.0 out of 5 stars perhaps because he is an excellent musician of many instruments and also perhaps because he ... 20 December 2014
By Jay - Published on Amazon.com
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Peter Coghlan's experience is very similar to my son's, who was revived from an asthma attack. The LIS diagnosis and DNR wristband were so hard to see. He peeked in and out of coma. We were told he has 3 times the brain stem of most people, perhaps because he is an excellent musician of many instruments and also perhaps because he is fluent in multiple languages.
I hope to see the book in hospital libraries so i have bought several copies and sent them all around the US. He is so young, 38 that there was not an MRI for hours. I cannot say enough how a positive attitude and encouragement work.

Peter has a wonderful blog also, To hear Peter speak is thrilling. His initial voice was much like my sons, weak. And Peter was brave enough to put all his excercises, experiences out there.
5.0 out of 5 stars An inspiring read 3 December 2013
By dobbi - Published on Amazon.com
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I read this book from cover to cover in 2 days.It was recomended to me by sunday night tv programe .Which I watched after being inspired by a Stroke Support group who visited my craft group.They had contact with Peter Coghlan and told me his story>
Like them he never gave up.They and he are a witness to determination in the face of adversity.His book taught me to look at the disabled differently,just because someone cant speak doesnt mean they cant hear and understand with feelings the same as the rest of us.More and more I am hearing of people 'locked in' that can understand but not comunicate their feelings we need to change our view point and take the time to give them the means to tell us their needs.An inspiring read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Read - Five Stars 29 August 2016
By Karen Clarke - Published on Amazon.com
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Pete's book is an essential read for those who find themselves facing challenges. A true tale of triumph over tragedy, Pete's life is testament to the value of determination, dedication, drive and a passion for life.
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5.0 out of 5 stars In the blink of an eye 23 February 2014
By Alan and Sue lighthouse - Published on Amazon.com
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Having being lucky enough to meet Pete and jade he told me about his journey and the book he had written so glad I purchased it what a read cried though the ending then watched the u tube video of Pete and jade leaving the hospital it was a very strong powerful no holds barred book which will give hope to other suffers out there loved the book a definite must buy.

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