The Ostomy Book: Living Comfortably with Colostomies, Ileostomies, and Urostomies (Paperback)
This invaluable reference discusses every aspect of an ostomy—a surgical procedure that creates an alternative opening in the body for waste discharge from the kidney, colon, intestines, or bladder—from the first shock of diagnosis through surgery and rehabilitation. The coauthor's moving and motivational story of her colostomy experience is blended with information on the latest surgical techniques and equipment, providing prospective ostomy patients with both the medical and emotional know-how to confidently approach the surgery. This revised edition also contains up-to-date material on virtual colonoscopies and travel regulations related to ostomy pouches, as well as essential facts on how to safely handle sex, pregnancy, and sports after an ostomy.
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"[This book] combines, in a most admirable way, factual information with sensitivity . . . for anyone about to undergo ostomy surgery or in the immediate post-operative period and for their families, this book should be compulsory reading. . . . I recommend it unreservedly." —J. R. Kirkpatrick, MD, member of the professional advisory board, United Ostomy Association and International Ostomy Association