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Author Potter, Vanessa, author.

Title Patient H69 : the story of my second sight / Vanessa Potter.

Publication Info. London : Bloomsbury Sigma, 2017.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  362.109 POT    AVAILABLE
 Seneca PL Adult Non-Fiction - SEBB-3  362.109 POTTER    AVAILABLE
 Sycamore PL Adult 2nd Floor - SYLY-12  362.109 POT    AVAILABLE
Description 288 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 22 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-279) and index.
Summary "In 2012, Vanessa Potter, a married advertising film producer with two young children, was stricken by Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder (NMOSD), a rare illness that resulted in sudden blindness and paralysis. She was hospitalized for two weeks. Over the next five months at home, she regained mobility but recovering her sight was more problematic. At first what she saw was monochromatic. As color reappeared, she encountered synesthesia (experiencing odd responses to stimuli, such as hearing inanimate objects talk to her). While a multidisciplinary team of neurobiologists, psychologists, immunologists, and developmental biologists treated her, she blogged and kept audio-diaries, using the pen-name Patient H69. In her own words, Potter reveals the terror and torment of her blindness. Supported by neuroscientists and Britain's National Health Service, Potter became a science sleuth, uncovering some of the innermost functions of the brain and our complex visual system, while learning meditation and self-hypnosis to help herself endure the ordeal and make a miraculous recovery."--Publisher's website.
Subject Potter, Vanessa.
Life change events.
Blind women -- Biography.
Neuromyelitis Optica. (DNLM)D009471
Vision Disorders. (DNLM)D014786
Blindness. (DNLM)D001766
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Personal Narratives. (DNLM)D062210
ISBN 9781472936103 (hardback)
1472936108 (hardback)

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