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Back, sack & crack (& brain) : a rather graphic novel / by Robert Wells.

Wells, Robert
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Back, sack & crack (& brain) : a rather graphic novel about living with embarrassing health problems
Back, sack and crack (and brain) : a rather graphic novel


Rob Wells has spent much of his adult life coping with chronic pain of different kinds - an embarrassing bowel problem in his early 20s, recurring testicular pain in his late 20s and 30s, and back problems requiring spinal surgery in his early 40s. Consistent through these experiences has been a feeling of being passed from pillar to post by the medical community, seemingly at a loss to explain the cause of these issues, or to find a lasting solution for them. This hilarious and brutally frank graphic memoir tells Rob's story, taking us through emergency surgery for a misdiagnosed twisted testicle, the extremes of weight loss and weight gain, the insides of far too many public toilets, and having to resort to walking with a cane.


London : Robinson, 2017.

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223 pages : black and white illustrations ; 18 cm


  • English

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  • 1472136756
  • 9781472136756

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