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 co-author'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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(155mm x 230mm x 20mm)
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Author Biography - Barbara Dorr Mullen
Barbara Dorr Mullen underwent colostomy surgery and was the author of two previous editions of The Ostomy Book. Kerry Anne McGinn RN BSN OCN, is a certified oncology nurse at the California Pacific Medical Centre. She lives in San Francisco.