Author Amelie Susanne Roth’s new book, "Red and Purple Fish," takes readers on a journey through a 16-day induced coma and the reality of the healing power of sleep. In this gripping memoir, Roth shares her experience of being in a medically induced coma and how the brain can play tricks on us.
An induced coma is a temporary state of unconsciousness that is induced by a medical procedure. The goal is to allow the body to rest and heal, allowing the patient to recover from a serious illness or injury. During an induced coma, the patient is unable to awaken naturally but can be woken up at any time by the medical staff. It is said that patients in an induced coma are also unable to feel pain.
Roth's story begins with her admission to the hospital for what seemed like a simple bacterial infection. Little did she know, this infection would soon lead to a life-threatening situation that would require her to be put into a medically induced coma. For 16 days, she was asleep and unaware of the world around her. During this time, her mind played tricks on her, making her experience emotions and visions that were often confusing and terrifying.
Through her book, Roth dispels the myths surrounding induced comas and provides readers with a first-hand account of the reality of being in one. She details her physical and emotional challenges during and after her coma, including the struggle to regain her strength and the fear of being put to sleep again.
"Red and Purple Fish" is a book that will leave readers with a newfound appreciation for the power of the human body and mind and the importance of taking care of oneself. Roth's story is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and a reminder that even in the darkest of times, there is always hope for healing and recovery.
"Red and Purple Fish" is now available for purchase on Amazon and other major retailers.