Positive Options for Living with Your Ostomy: Self-Help and Treatment

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Hunter House, 1997 - Health & Fitness - 134 pages
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An ostomy is an opening on the abdomen created by a surgeon to allow waste material to be expelled. The operation is performed as a lifesaving measure when the bodys normal system for expelling waste no longer functions. With practical guidelines and emotional support for ostomy patients and their families, this book addresses all aspects of postoperative care as well as such sensitive issues as social situations and sexual intimacy.

 

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Contents

Ostomies The Basics
16
The OstomyCare Routine
39
Thoughts About Your Ostomy
52
Coping with Your Feelings
65
Dealing with Social Situations
86
Back to Life
113
Afterword
128
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