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Codeine Diary: True Confessions of a Reckless Hemophiliac

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When mathematician Tom Andrews slips and breaks his ankle on an icy Ann Arbor street, it is no ordinary fracture: for Andrews, a hemophiliac, the fall begins a "bleed"-that is, the pooling of blood beneath the skin that can cripple a hemophiliac. During his agonizing hospital-bound convalescence, he is doped up on codeine, a drug that sends him spiraling into reveries ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published August 19th 1999 by Mariner Books (first published February 2nd 1998)
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Michele
Sep 18, 2008 Michele rated it liked it
He goes back in forth in the book covering the "present" time of when he's having a bleed and then covering his past with his condition and then a lot of his family history. His brother has a kidney disease that requires him to have home dialysis.

I liked the beginning. Gave a history of what he had been through living with hemophilia in the time of HIV. There could have been a LOT edited out though with him being in the hospital going through the recovery. I almost didn't finish the book because
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Jennifer D. Munro
I quite liked this book but was not blown away by it. I found the hemophilia passages much more educational and compelling that the flashbacks to his record-breaking hand-clapping as a boy. I must admit that I was dismally unaware of what living with this disease is like.
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