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You're a Dick Mummy

A knock on the door and my life changed forever. The policeman asked that question which every parent dreads “Are you the parents of . . . Your son has been in a car accident and he is critically injured.” This is the story of a mother’s journey an open and disarmingly frank account of what it’s like living with brain injury dealing with health insurance legal professions people and family the whole nine yards . . . calling it as it is without the need to be right or wrong.

You're a Dick Mummy, 9780473161460, Ann Kid

You're a Dick Mummy - You're a Dick Mummy
You're a Dick Mummy
You're a Dick Mummy
A knock on the door and my life changed forever. The policeman asked that question which every parent dreads: “Are you the parents of . . .? Your son has been in a car accident and he is critically injured.”

This is the story of a mother’s journey, an open and disarmingly frank account of what it’s like living with brain injury, dealing with health, insurance, legal professions, people and family, the whole nine yards . . . calling it as it is without the need to be right or wrong.

“You’re a dick, Mummy” are the first words my son Jamie spoke to me after he regained his speech. My goal was always the rehabilitation of my son so that he could be the very best that he could possibly be, back into a community, functioning at the highest possible level – and if that meant that he never spoke to me again, then that was bearable. Eleven years on I am very, very proud of my son and his achievements but the toll it took was inconceivable until it was too late. Now I understand why some families disintegrate and why survivors of brain injury often resort to alcohol and drug abuse. It doesn’t have to be this way.

You’re a Dick, Mummy is a compelling read of triumph over adversity.
“A harrowing and important story, told with anger, warmth, and laughter through tears. Many people who have likewise fought New Zealand bureaucracy will recognize the rage and frustration which rise like a heat from every page.”
— Steve Braunias
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  NZ$ 24.99



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