Unwanted BaggageBook - 2011
One in every two hundred and fifty people face life with an ostomy bag(pouch). Until now, there has been a lack of information written by people with personal experience of this life-changing condition. This book provides over four hundred pages packed with detailed information on resources, help with appliance choices and many solutions to life with a bag (pouch).
From the latest in applicable benefits to travelling with a bag. From such things as intimacy to dealing with paediatric ostomates, workplace and school's legal obigations, specialised clothing,coping with depression and body image - every imaginable topic is covered. Three hundred wesbites and contact details are listed.
The author's husband, Philip has also contributed essential information for Carers. This is a "Must-Have" addition for any colostomate,ileostomate or urostomate, those new to life with a bag, their families and carers. Even the seasoned ostomate may find something they did not know!
The book also provides an introduction to a new website : wwww.thebowelmovement.co.uk that will include regular updates for the book, newsletters, unusual stoma products and a forum for children, teens and for adult ostomates to meet others. .