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The Resource A hole in my life : battling chronic dizziness, Philippa Thomson

A hole in my life : battling chronic dizziness, Philippa Thomson

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A hole in my life : battling chronic dizziness
Title
A hole in my life
Title remainder
battling chronic dizziness
Statement of responsibility
Philippa Thomson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1995 an American doctor made the amazing discovery that some people actually have holes in their head. And many can even hear their own eyes moving. Years later, the author found out that she was one of them. This is her remarkable true story. Embarking on a much-needed weekend of respite from the care of her disabled son, Philippa's life is turned upside down when the flight triggers an unusual condition. With symptoms as disturbing and wide-ranging as the sound of her eyes moving, her heartbeat pounding and pulse whooshing in her ear, brain fog and debilitating dizziness, can she adapt her well-honed research skills to medical sleuthing, and obtain a diagnosis within a health system that is letting her down at every turn? A HOLE IN MY LIFE chronicles an extraordinary series of medical challenges which are met with resilience, courage and determination. Destined to be a classic on the subject of dizziness, the book deftly guides the reader through fascinating and valuable information about all inner ear and balance disorders, information that has been authenticated by two specialists in this field. The author never loses sight of the humour in her unenviable situation and the sparkling narrative moves at a swift pace. It is a must-read for anyone who has ever been, or ever will be, a patient. SCDS was first thought to be rare but the prevalence is now estimated at 1 in a 1000. "A compelling account of awe-inspiring resilience, courage and determination. The resulting story is full of important information, information offered in the words of a delightful and engaging individual." --amazon.com
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
Uk
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thomson, Philippa
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Thomson, Philippa
  • Dizziness
  • Labyrinth (Ear)
Label
A hole in my life : battling chronic dizziness, Philippa Thomson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 245)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky284071476
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 244 pages
Isbn
9780993598906
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
ak 10/17
System control number
(StEdNL)8120669
Label
A hole in my life : battling chronic dizziness, Philippa Thomson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 245)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky284071476
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 244 pages
Isbn
9780993598906
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
ak 10/17
System control number
(StEdNL)8120669

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