The Ostomy Book: Living Comfortably with Colostomies, Ileostomies, and Urostomies (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author

Barbara Dorr Mullen underwent colostomy surgery and was the author of two previous editions of The Ostomy BookKerry Anne McGinn, RN, BSN, OCN, is a certified oncology nurse at the California Pacific Medical Center. She lives in San Francisco.

Praise For…

"[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

"Seamlessly weaves technical information regarding the different types of ostomy surgeries and their management, specific topics such as pregnancy, work, travel and discussions of the unique challenges faced by children and teenagers together with the compelling personal story of its co-authors."  —The Phoenix
Product Details
ISBN: 9781933503134
ISBN-10: 1933503130
Publisher: Bull Publishing Company
Publication Date: June 1st, 2008
Pages: 334
Language: English