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Life After Brain Injury [Paperback]

Philip L. Fairclough
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13 Nov 2008
On November 7th 1994, Philip Fairclough fell fifteen feet from a ladder onto a concrete patio. The impact caused massive trauma to his head and the subsequent brain damage he suffered has radically changed his life. In this book, Philip candidly describes the long and painful process of recovery. At first unable to dress himself, cross roads or tell the time, Philip underwent an intensive course of rehabilitation and occupational therapy, which slowly restored the lost skills that he had once taken for granted. His account tells of the struggle to come to terms with his injury, the hurdles he faced and overcame while in residence at a rehabilitation centre, the difficulties of readapting to family life, and finally the emergence of his new career as a writer. Like most of us, Philip never expected that severe injury would happen to him - but from the first he decided never to give up. His courage and determination characterize this account, which interweaves his own story with practical information about brain injury. Members of the medical profession, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and counsellors should all find this account helpful and revealing - as should people affected personally by brain injury, and their families and friends.

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  • Paperback: 174 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge (13 Nov 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843100592
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843100591
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 14 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,088,646 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Philip Fairclough ran his own catering equipment business before turning to window cleaning when recession hit. Following a fall from his ladder severe enough to leave him with brain damage, Philip has turned to writing and has had articles published in a variety of magazines. Philip lives with his wife and two children in Devon.

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I could say that indirectly my brain injury was caused by Margaret Thatcher and the economic recession of the early 90s but that would be stretching the bounds of credulity somewhat. Read the first page
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2.0 out of 5 stars its ok 1 Jun 2013
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This wasnt what i was expected, brillent read and has helped me with my job role ( working with clients with ABI) but im sill reading it, isnt worth the price to pay for it.
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