TED Talk: Imagine if You Would Get a Stroke and Get Completely Paralyzed

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    1. Markku
      Inspired

      Markku Director Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Team Trobalt Team Tech Team Awareness Team Research

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Syringing
      I know this is not related to tinnitus, and I know comparing diseases doesn't really help our own current demonic noise, however I feel this is a touching and inspiring story, how a Finnish woman dealt and continues to deal with what I would think is one of the worst possible adversities one could encounter in life.

      From the description of the video:

      Imagine if you would get a stroke and get completely paralyzed – you would not be able to walk or talk and there would be no possibility to recover. You would still understand and remember everything, including your feelings and your thoughts, but you would not be able to scream nor struggle. Not to mention getting away from your life situation – you would be trapped in your own body. How would you make life worth living?

      Kati Lepistö is one of the most touching speakers of TEDx Turku 2015, because this story is not an “imagine if” case, but her reality. Kati’s dream was to work as an international model before this life-changing incident. With a fixed goal she entered the model world of Los Angeles and Milano, making her dream come true. One day this stroke turned her world upside down and Kati was forced to change her dreams of being a model to the life of living with quadriplegia.

      This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

      Imagine if you would get a stroke and get...
       
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    2. ceauses97
      Speechless

      ceauses97 Member

      Location:
      Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/12/15
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud music/chemotherapy/hypercalcemia
      Poor woman. Now I feel bad for complaining about my current situation. Tinnitus may be devastating to get, but getting paralyzed and not be able to walk or talk makes tinnitus look like a walk in the park.

      Thank you for sharing the link with us. It really shows us that we should be thankful for what we have, and not concentrate on things we don't have.
       
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    3. attheedgeofscience
      Uninvolved

      attheedgeofscience Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      Childhood
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Head Injury
      I recall watching and reading about the following young woman who was paralyzed because of a diving accident. Due to her handicap, she had very limited means of committing suicide. And so, she ended up having to end her life by starving herself to death...

      www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2101334/Christina-Symanski-24-starved-death-paralysed-boyfriend-on.html

      Soul Survivor: Christina Symanski Part 1


      Soul Survivor: Christina Symanski Part 2


      Soul Survivor: Christina Symanski Part 3
       
    4. jdjd09

      jdjd09 Member

      Always the one to bring joy and positivity to the thread.
       
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    5. attheedgeofscience
      Uninvolved

      attheedgeofscience Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      Childhood
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Head Injury
      Yes, I guess after a couple of years on tinnitus forum, some of us become a bit, ahem, "numb".
       
    6. jdjd09

      jdjd09 Member

      So you feel there is very little hope for people with tinnitus and/or hearing loss then? If you hate the boards so much, then why do you come in them?

      I'm not attacking you when I say this. I'm just curious.
       
    7. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Calgary
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      There are two sides to a coin, both are worth taking a look at.
       
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    8. Alue

      Alue Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Just looked her up and read her blog: http://lifeparalyzed.blogspot.com/s...-max=2012-01-01T00:00:00-05:00&max-results=36

      One thing that stood out to me was her regrets of not having a living will / advanced directive before her accident.
      I hate how these documentaries paint a pretty picture and a full of platitudes while ignoring anything negative.

      This reminded me of Two Arms and a Head, I read the guy's thread before I had known he killed himself then read his book.
       
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