The Resource Sick : a memoir, Porochista Khakpour

Sick : a memoir, Porochista Khakpour

Label
Sick : a memoir
Title
Sick
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Porochista Khakpour
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the tradition of Brain on Fire and Darkness Visible, an honest, beautifully rendered memoir of chronic illness, misdiagnosis, addiction, and the myth of full recovery that details author Porochista Khakpour's struggles with late-stage Lyme disease. For as long as writer Porochista Khakpour can remember, she has been sick. For most of that time, she didn't know why. All of her trips to the ER and her daily anguish, pain, and lethargy only ever resulted in one question: How could any one person be this sick? Several drug addictions, three major hospitalizations, and over $100,000 later, she finally had a diagnosis: late-stage Lyme disease. Sick is Khakpour's arduous, emotional journey--as a woman, a writer, and a lifelong sufferer of undiagnosed health problems--through the chronic illness that perpetually left her a victim of anxiety, living a life stymied by an unknown condition. Divided by settings, Khakpour guides the reader through her illness by way of the locations that changed her course--New York, LA, New Mexico, and Germany--as she meditates on both the physical and psychological impacts of uncertainty, and the eventual challenge of accepting the diagnosis she had searched for over the course of her adult life. With candor and grace, she examines her subsequent struggles with mental illness, her addiction to the benzodiazepines prescribed by her psychiatrists, and her ever-deteriorating physical health. A story about survival, pain, and transformation, Sick is a candid, illuminating narrative of hope and uncertainty, boldly examining the deep impact of illness on one woman's life."--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Khakpour, Porochista
Dewey number
  • 616.9/2460092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC155.5
LC item number
.K43 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Khakpour, Porochista
  • Lyme disease
  • Chronically ill
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • Chronically ill
  • Health
  • Lyme disease
Label
Sick : a memoir, Porochista Khakpour
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9780062428738
Lccn
2017059572
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1022979061
  • (OCoLC)1022979061
Label
Sick : a memoir, Porochista Khakpour
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9780062428738
Lccn
2017059572
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1022979061
  • (OCoLC)1022979061

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