Over My Head: A Doctor's Own Story of Head Injury from the Inside Looking Out (Paperback)

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Locked inside a brain-injured head looking out at a challenging world is the premise of this extraordinary autobiography. Over My Head is an inspiring story of how one woman comes to terms with the loss of her identity and the courageous steps (an...

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Until her injury in July 1988, Claudia L. Osborn taught and practiced internal medicine in a busy inner-city Detroit hospital. A graduate of Vassar College and Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, she is currently an Associate Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine at MSU, and makes her home in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.
Locked inside a brain-injured head looking out at a challenging world is the premise of this extraordinary autobiography. Over My Head is an inspiring story of how one woman comes to terms with the loss of her identity and the courageous steps (and hilarious missteps) she takes while learning to rebuild her life. The author, a 45-year-old doctor and clinical professor of medicine, describes the aftermath of a brain injury eleven years ago which stripped her of her beloved profession. For years she was deprived of her intellectual companionship and the ability to handle the simplest undertakings like shopping for groceries or sorting the mail. Her progression from confusion, dysfunction, and alienation to a full, happy life is told with restraint, great style, and considerable humor.

Locked inside a brain-injured head looking out at a challenging world is the premise of this extraordinary autobiography. Over My Head is an inspiring story of how one woman comes to terms with the loss of her identity and the courageous steps (and hilarious missteps) she takes while learning to rebuild her life. The author, a 45-year-old doctor and clinical professor of medicine, describes the aftermath of a brain injury eleven years ago which stripped her of her beloved profession. For years she was deprived of her intellectual companionship and the ability to handle the simplest undertakings like shopping for groceries or sorting the mail. Her progression from confusion, dysfunction, and alienation to a full, happy life is told with restraint, great style, and considerable humor.

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Dimensions 8.0x6.0x1.0
ISBN 9780740705984
Genre HUMOR / General
Format Paperback
Publisher Date 2000-03-01 00:00:00.0
Publisher Andrews McMeel Pub
Height 9.0 in
Wdth 6.0 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 0.85 lb
Language English
Subtitle A Doctor's Own Story of Head Injury from the Inside Looking Out
Audience General/trade
Authors Osborn, Claudia L.

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  • TBI OR CVA

    I had a TBI 5 years ago. During Rehabilitation at NYU Rusk my Speech Pathologist introduced me to this book. Over My Head reaches deep into my life with much help and awareness that I and family need.

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