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Author Calderwood, Lynsey, 1978-

Title Cracked : recovering after traumatic brain injury / Lynsey Calderwood.

Imprint London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Pub., 2003.

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Description 1 online resource (223 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 223).
Contents COVER; Cracked: Recovering After Traumatic Brain Injury; Contents; FOREWORD; Chapter 1 How I Felt in the Beginning; Chapter 2 The Behavioural Unit; Chapter 3 Diagnosis; Chapter 4 The Mental Hospital, Rebellion + Bullying; Chapter 5 Back to School + More Bullying; Chapter 6 New School + New Friends; Chapter 7 Anorexia, the Gym + Exercise Addiction; Chapter 8 My Gran; Chapter 9 The Brain Injured Community; Chapter 10 Sexual Identity; Chapter 11 Rehab + College; Chapter 12 Work; Chapter 13 Inspiration + the Road Ahead; REFERENCE.
Summary I didn't even recognize my own face in the mirror. Nothing felt right. Dazed. Paralysed by fear, my first instinct was to run but I had nowhere to hide ... Voices echoed, ricocheting across the room. I wished they sounded familiar.' At the age of 14, Lynsey Calderwood suffered a traumatic brain injury that left her physically unmarked but destroyed her memory. Thrust back into an apparently nonsensical world of which she had no recollection, Lynsey spiralled downwards into depression and eating disorders as she became socially ostracized. This is the story, in her own words, of Lynsey's quest to discover her identity and, eventually, to come to terms with her disability. She faces devastating setbacks and her sense of loss, grief and rage is movingly recalled. Courage and perseverance, coupled with her engaging sense of humour, see her through; and her tale will be an inspiration to anyone who has faced similar obstacles.
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Subject Calderwood, Lynsey, 1978- -- Health.
Calderwood, Lynsey.
Calderwood, Lynsey, 1978-
Brain damage -- Patients -- Rehabilitation -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Brain -- Wounds and injuries -- Complications -- Patients -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Brain Damage, Chronic.
Brain Injuries.
Great Britain.
Genre/Form Personal Narratives.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Calderwood, Lynsey, 1978- Cracked. London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Pub., 2003 1843100657 (DLC) 2002016246 (OCoLC)50023400
ISBN 1417553677 (electronic bk.)
9781417553679 (electronic bk.)