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There I am : the journey from hopelessness to healing / Ruthie Lindsey.

Lindsey, Ruthie, (author.).

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Summary:

At seventeen years old, Ruthie Lindsey is hit by an ambulance near her home in rural Louisiana. She's given a five percent chance of survival and one percent chance of walking again. One month later after a spinal fusion surgery, Ruthie defies the odds, leaving the hospital on her own two feet. Just a few years later, newly married and living in Nashville, Ruthie begins to experience debilitating pain. Her case confounds doctors and after numerous rounds of testing, imaging, and treatment, they prescribe narcotic painkillers--lots of them. Ruthie has become bedridden, dependent on painkillers, and hopeless, when an X-ray reveals that the wire used to fuse her spine is piercing her brain stem. Without another staggeringly expensive experimental surgery, she could well become paralyzed, but in many ways, she already is.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 921 LINDSEY 2020 (Text) 33892100682914 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 05/28/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 198210791X
  • ISBN: 9781982107918
  • Physical Description: viii, 278 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2020.

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General Note:
"A memoir."--Jacket
Summary, etc.:
At seventeen years old, Ruthie Lindsey is hit by an ambulance near her home in rural Louisiana. She's given a five percent chance of survival and one percent chance of walking again. One month later after a spinal fusion surgery, Ruthie defies the odds, leaving the hospital on her own two feet. Just a few years later, newly married and living in Nashville, Ruthie begins to experience debilitating pain. Her case confounds doctors and after numerous rounds of testing, imaging, and treatment, they prescribe narcotic painkillers--lots of them. Ruthie has become bedridden, dependent on painkillers, and hopeless, when an X-ray reveals that the wire used to fuse her spine is piercing her brain stem. Without another staggeringly expensive experimental surgery, she could well become paralyzed, but in many ways, she already is.
Subject: Pain > Treatment.
Positive psychology.
Chronic pain.
Optimism.
Self-actualization (Psychology)
Conduct of life.
Health.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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