Out of it: The Story of a Boy Who Went to Bed with a Headache and Woke Up Three Years Later

Simon Hattenstone


Out of it: The Story of a Boy Who Went to Bed with a Headache and Woke Up Three Years Later

Out of it: The Story of a Boy Who Went to Bed with a Headache and Woke Up Three Years Later

  • Title: Out of it: The Story of a Boy Who Went to Bed with a Headache and Woke Up Three Years Later
  • Author: Simon Hattenstone
  • ISBN: 9780340718681
  • Page: 185
  • Format: Hardcover



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This is the story of the author's three-year childhood illness. Simon was nine years old when he developed serious symptoms, but was faced with a cast of characters familiar to sufferers from chronic, hard-to-diagnose conditions and their carers: a GP who blamed the patient when he didn't recover, a social worker who was certain that Simon was just desocialized, a doctor specializing in necks who insisted that the cause was loose neck ligaments, a blinkered psychiatrist, and so on. The desperati [...]

So much of this book could have been written about me, it was quite painful to read. Simon Hattenstone's character is very different to mine but the attitudes of the doctors, the school and people around him were almost identical. He is a lot better at articulating how he felt about it all than I am so I may be recommending this as reading to a few people now!

I enjoyed reading this. It really got you thinking about the things that this boy had to go through, the lack of knowledge of the medics and those around him.

Highly recommended for anyone who has been ill for months or years at a time.

rimsquest/2008/03


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