This third edition of The Ostomy Book brings the award-winning classic up to date for the person who has or will have a colostomy, ileostomy or urinary diversion (urostomy), either permanent or temporary, as well as for family, friends and health professionals. Written by a mother and her daughter, Living Well with an Ostomy serves as a complete but easy-to-read handbook about ostomy surgeries, ostomy care and the good life possible with an ostomy.
J.R. Kirkpatrick, MD, Member Professional Advisory Boards, United Ostomy Association, International Ostomy Association, says:
“It 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…For those with professional involvement in the care of ostomates, this book will have equal appeal…I recommend it unreservedly…”
The Ostomy Book provides you with complete information from the details of surgery to the management of appliances and contains many helpful hints on ostomy management, dietary considerations, intimacy, athletics and the improved lifestyle your ostomy makes possible. More than just a reference book, it presents a beautifully-told story of the entire experience from the first shock of diagnosis through rehabilitation and beyond.
New information in this edition includes:
- Updates on surgical procedures, including alternative procedures such as J-pouches and neobladders
- What’s new in ostomy care and living with an ostomy, from pouches to eating well to travel, from sex to exercise to insurance, and plenty more
- Changes in the organizations that support people with ostomies
- Current resources, with website addresses
About the authors:
Barbara Dorr Mullen underwent colostomy surgery, discovered the need for a clear and straightforward book about ostomies and set about writing it.
Kerry Anne McGinn, her daughter, is a nurse practitioner and the author of The Informed Woman’s Guide to Breast Health and Women’s Cancers (with P.J. Haylock).
379 Pages, paperback.