1. The only thing I really remember when I returned to school a few days later is my head feeling detached from my body. I had a bizarre mental image of myself walking around with my skull in a fishbowl, separated from my shoulders, like a deranged skeletal astronaut. It was partly the painkillers. But it was also a mental shortcut — a short-circuit — to protect my own mind from the trauma that quickly ate away at my confidence, my intelligence and my basic sense of safety.

I'll tumble 4 ya.

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