Ostomy Book Living Comfortably with Colostomies, Ileostomies, and Urostomies

ISBN-10: 1933503130
ISBN-13: 9781933503134
Edition: 3rd 2008
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Bull Publishing Company
Publication date: 6/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 334
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

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 storynbsp;of her colostomy experience isnbsp;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.

List of Illustrations
Dear Reader
I'm Going to Have a What?
What Is an Ostomy?
It's Your Body
Before Surgery
Surgery, and Just After
On the Mend
But How Do You Really Feel?
That Strange Big World Out There
Permanent Colostomies: Changes and Choices
Ileostomies and Alternatives
Life Without a Built-in Bladder
Pouches and the Skin They Touch
Pouch Skills
Temporary Ostomies
Eating Well
Catnaps, Strolls, and Good Belly Laughs
You're Looking Great!
What About Sex?
Work? Of Course!
Swimming, Skiing, and Other Diversions
The Other Side of the World
Pregnancy? Yes!
Children with Ostomies
A Word to the Teenagers
Checkups and Follow-ups
Helping Hands: Ostomy Organizations and ET Nurses
In the Family
Resources to Know
Glossary
Index

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