Winner of the 2008 Military Writers Society of America
for a memoir detailing his recovery from critical injury. Hodge went from total paralysis to treating the paralyzed, and he writes from the unique perspective of a patient and a healthcare provider.
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About Chum Water
Hodge shares the extraordinary details of his four year recovery from critical injury and total paralysis in Chum Water, the first book in the Sharks on Wounded Fish series. Initially hospitalized six months with air medevac out of state, a genuine fish out-of-water still hopes to swim again. In this behind-the-scenes chronicle, a private journey from survival to success climaxes as Hodge returns to new work as a therapist assisting others with spinal cord injury. Life forever changes but dreams come true when Hodge water skis once more - with residual paralysis. Flash back to the seventies in Chum Water and be inspired when worst turns best as a street survivor becomes a career occupational therapist. Using surrealistic adventures and self-deprecating humor, Hodge provides the reader with breathtaking insights into the healthcare system - from the unique perspective of a patient and a healthcare provider.
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- Overcoming life altering mistakes
- Adapting lifestyle with a permanent injury
- The right attitude to survive
- Traits of a dedicated health care professional
- Positive adjustments to beat disability
- From critical injury to success
- Reasons for treatment error and patient abuse
- Grading health care from a patient's perspective
- Sports and recreation after a permanent, disabling injury
- Lifelong management of pain and spasticity from SCI - a behind the scenes report
From total paralysis to a career as a therapist and writer
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