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The Resource Prognosis : a memoir of my brain, Sarah Vallance

Prognosis : a memoir of my brain, Sarah Vallance

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Prognosis : a memoir of my brain
Title
Prognosis
Title remainder
a memoir of my brain
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Vallance
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When Sarah Vallance is thrown from a horse and suffers a jarring blow to the head, she believes she's walked away unscathed. The next morning, things take a sharp turn as she's led from work to the emergency room. By the end of the week, a neurologist delivers a devastating prognosis: Sarah suffered a traumatic brain injury that has caused her IQ to plummet, with no hope of recovery. Her brain has irrevocably changed. Afraid of judgment and deemed no longer fit for work, Sarah isolates herself from the outside world. She spends months at home, with her dogs as her only source of companionship, battling a personality she no longer recognizes and her shock and rage over losing simple functions she'd taken for granted. Her life is consumed by fear and shame until a chance encounter gives Sarah hope that her brain can heal. That conversation lights a small flame of determination, and Sarah begins to push back, painstakingly reteaching herself to read and write, and eventually reentering the workforce and a new, if unpredictable, life. In this highly intimate account of devastation and renewal, Sarah pulls back the curtain on life with traumatic brain injury, an affliction where the wounds are invisible and the lasting effects are often misunderstood. Over years of frustrating setbacks and uncertain triumphs, Sarah comes to terms with her disability and finds love with a woman who helps her embrace a new, accepting sense of self."--Amazon.com
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
HBP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vallance, Sarah
Dewey number
617.481
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vallance, Sarah,
  • Brain
  • Brain
  • Memory disorders
  • Authors
Label
Prognosis : a memoir of my brain, Sarah Vallance
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical resources
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1110610130
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9781542004206
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Prognosis : a memoir of my brain, Sarah Vallance
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical resources
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1110610130
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9781542004206
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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