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The true life story of how a National Football League player survived ulcerative colitis and ostomy surgery. It is a story of faith, courage, family friends, determination and survival.
Rolf Benirschke was an up-
This is Grahame Howard’s account of suffering the debilitating ulcerative colitis for ten years, before undergoing stoma surgery for a permanent ileostomy.
Pain, humiliation, loss of dignity and anger were all part of the author’s life prior to being told he would need surgery for a colostomy. Hardly had this begun to sink in, before the operation was changed to a permanent ileostomy leading to further psychological issues.
The book is autobiographical in style, but also gives the reader tips on what to expect prior to surgery, and how to live with a stoma and the many psychological battles.
Bag Lady -
Sandra Benitez -
‘Bag Lady’ is the poignant story of loss, illness and recovery -
Another Bag, Another Day
Embracing Life -
Great Comebacks From Ostomy Surgery
‘Embracing Life’ is a follow-
After reading each of the twelve amazing comeback stories profiled in ‘Embracing Life’, anyone, who is going through the struggles of inflammatory bowel disease or facing ostomy surgery, will be inspired and encouraged, and most importantly will receive hope that they too can have their own personal comeback story.
Bedpan Banter -
Medical Stories Of Humour And Inspiration
‘Bedpan Banter’, Medical Stories Of Humour And Inspiration, is an anthology consisting of stories from doctors, nurses, patients and caregivers.
Each story is either funny or uplifting and in some cases, both. There are one hundred and one stories and eighty-
Better With A Bag Than In A Bag
Through humour and inspiration, this book is a remarkably-
Every year thousands of people the world over undergo colostomy surgery. In 2011, Jo-
But Man, Proud Man
An authentic and concise account of John Robertshaw’s own personal experiences. He relates the true story of the period of his life with bowel cancer, which through treatment resulted in two permanent stomas, a colostomy and a urostomy.
After severe radiation damage, John’s already complicated life became intolerable. He believes that enduring a normal life, skiing and living in a Spanish mountain environment, played an important part in his recovery. ‘But Man, Proud Man’ is his chronicle and thoughts.
The story of the author's life as a survivor of colorectal cancer, resulting in a permanent colostomy. The book includes the system, which he developed for himself, leaving him pouch-
Don’t Die Of Embarrassment -
Life After Colostomy And Other Adventures
A remarkably candid and informative first-
‘Don't Die of Embarrassment’ provides valuable information about the ostomy experience. The book gives essential information about the occurrence of colon cancer, its symptoms and treatment options. A valuable guide for people learning to adjust to an altered lifestyle after surgery. The experience became an adventure which, through courage and humour, brought new joys and a greater appreciation to the author’s life.
Duct Tape Won’t Stick To A Leaky Ostomy Bag -
One Man's Fight Against Crohn's Disease And Cancer
David H. Brantley
David H. Brantley’s first serious challenge came when his doctor told him it would be a miracle if he survived another six months. Crohn’s Disease was simply taking too heavy a toll on his system.
Thirty years later, another doctor told him that he would have to open him up for surgery to determine the severity of his colorectal cancer. Even though it was worse than the doctor imagined, David persevered.
In this inspiring account about fighting Crohn’s and cancer, David looks back at the big dreams he had growing up, including becoming a successful actor and writer -
Through the Crohn’s and cancer, he has kept fighting and learned that living out one’s dreams is not nearly as important as dreaming to live. Of course, he’s made the journey easier by playing some Broadway tunes in the background.
If someone is struggling to overcome an obstacle that seems impossible, one can be inspired to keep fighting by joining David as he looks back at a lifelong struggle and the lessons he has learned in ‘Duct Tape Won’t Stick To A Leaky Ostomy Bag’.
‘You have Crohn’s disease’.
Those paralysing words are as clear today as they were back in 1966. Lois was seventeen, sick, and no one was listening. Doctors dismissed her severe diarrhoea, alarming weight loss, crippling abdominal pain, fevers, and arrested physical development as ‘nervousness’.
When an emergency appendectomy finally revealed what had been tormenting her body for nearly two years, she started on a journey of self-
A rhyming story that follows Ollie through ostomy surgery, recovery and going home with his new stoma.
Awesome Ollie is a book written by Dawnette Meredith, who is an ostomate, and her daughter Brittney Meredith, who is a Gastrointestinal Nurse.
Ollie the bear has a message for every ostomate -
Step into a journey through experience and transcend the normal limits of everyday life. Join in the intellectual, emotional and physical pilgrimage to discover the meanings in and of our lives. Be touched by the spirit of the fellowship of people around the world as we celebrate second chances at life.
Better With A Bag Than In A Bag introduced Percy Stoma to the world. Another Bag Another Day marched to the beat of the recovery drum. Now, the newest book, Bags Around the World, a collection of Jo-
Join Percy Stoma and Jo-
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