AUTHOR'S INTRODUCTION FROM THE BOOK
If you have or will be getting an ostomy, this book is for you. The first part of the book covers basic information about the different types of ostomies, including the different surgical options available today. It also lets you know what to expect from ostomy surgery and provides advice on how to ease your recovery from ostomy surgery. Later chapters focus on some of the psycho/social issues that may surface as a result of ostomy surgery, including those unique to certain groups, such as children, young adults and seniors.
There are many good resources that focus on specific issues for people with ostomies, and I haven't tried to tell you "everything there is to know" in this book. I do hope, though, that Living Well with an Ostomy will give you enough information to make the most of life with an ostomy. And to help you find even more information, the Resources section at the back of the book contains a host of references to additional sources.
Don't feel obliged to read this book from front to back. I've tried to organize the book so that it lets you easily find what you're looking for. So use this book as your guide by picking and choosing the information most pertinent to you. Here are some tips on how to make the most of Living Well with an Ostomy:
The following companies offer free catalogs to assist in home shopping for ostomy supplies:
Torbot Group, Inc.