I wanted to recommend you a very beautiful and moving film that I have seen today: "le scaphandre et le papillón". It´s based on a true story about elle French magizine´s editor. A very succesful man in his early forties that suffered a brain stroke and became paralized from head to toe. He had "locked-in syndrome", he was fully aware of everything but couldnt talk or move. He communicated by blinking his left eye and wrote a book about his life since the stroke. One realizes what ephimerous life is! One day you are healthy and the following day you can´t even express yourself.