Falling and Laughing: The Restoration of Edwyn Collins by Grace Maxwell

Falling and Laughing: The Restoration of Edwyn Collins by Grace Maxwell

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In February 2005, Edwyn Collins suffered two devastating brain haemorrhages. Doctors advised that if he did survive, there would be little of him left. But with the help of his partner Grace and their 18-year-old son Will, Edwyn fought back. Through a long and arduous road of therapy he began to re-inhabit his body until he could walk again.

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In February 2005, Edwyn Collins suffered two devastating brain haemorrhages. He should have died. Doctors advised that if he did survive, there would be little of him left. If that wasn't enough, he went on to contract MRSA as a result of an operation to his skull and spent six months in hospital. Initially, Edwyn couldn't speak, read, write, walk, sit up or feed himself. He had lost all movement in his right side and was suffering from aphasia - an inability to use or understand language. When he initially recovered consciousness the only words he could say were 'Grace', 'Maxwell', 'yes' and 'no'. But with the help of his partner Grace and their 18-year-old son Will, Edwyn fought back. Slowly, and with monumental effort, he began to teach his brain to read and speak all over again - with some areas of his mind it was if he had been a slate wiped utterly clean. Through a long and arduous road of therapy he began to re-inhabit his body until he could walk again. Grace's story is an intimate and inspiring account of what you do to survive when your husband is all but taken away without warning by a stroke.

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SKU GOR002267837
Title Falling and Laughing: The Restoration of Edwyn Collins
Author By (author) Grace Maxwell
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Ebury Publishing
Year Published 2009
Number of Pages 320
ISBN 10 0091929997
ISBN 13 9780091929992
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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In February 2005, Edwyn Collins suffered two devastating brain haemorrhages. He should have died. Doctors advised that if he did survive, there would be little of him left. If that wasn't enough, he went on to contract MRSA as a result of an operation to his skull and spent six months in hospital. Initially, Edwyn couldn't speak, read, write, walk, sit up or feed himself. He had lost all movement in his right side and was suffering from aphasia - an inability to use or understand language. When he initially recovered consciousness the only words he could say were 'Grace', 'Maxwell', 'yes' and 'no'. But with the help of his partner Grace and their 18-year-old son Will, Edwyn fought back. Slowly, and with monumental effort, he began to teach his brain to read and speak all over again - with some areas of his mind it was if he had been a slate wiped utterly clean. Through a long and arduous road of therapy he began to re-inhabit his body until he could walk again. Grace's story is an intimate and inspiring account of what you do to survive when your husband is all but taken away without warning by a stroke.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR002267837
Title Falling and Laughing: The Restoration of Edwyn Collins
Author By (author) Grace Maxwell
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Ebury Publishing
Year Published 2009
Number of Pages 320
ISBN 10 0091929997
ISBN 13 9780091929992
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No