Positive Options for Living with Your Ostomy: Self-Help and Treatment
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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Ostomies The Basics
The OstomyCare Routine
Thoughts About Your Ostomy
Coping with Your Feelings
Dealing with Social Situations
Back to Life
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