About the book

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The Ostomy Raft is an easy-to-read, well-illustrated self-help book for people with bowel ostomies. Doctors and nurses are the experts on medical issues. But the more practical realities of daily life? Other ostomates are the go-to resource for those tips. Things like…

  • Daily care & management of your ileostomy or colostomy
  • Returning to normal activities, like sleeping, bathing, having sex, traveling, and going back to work
  • What to eat and drink to keep things moving along happily
  • When & how to manage problems at home, and when to go to the ER
  • How to get poop stains out of a carpet
  • Basically, how to get your life back!

Check out the ‘Look Inside’ feature at Amazon. It’ll give you a good idea of what the book is about. 

What people are saying:  

“… some of the best tips available for new and veteran ostomates.”

“After 30 years with an ostomy, I figured I knew it all. Joan’s book revealed new tips and tricks that even I hadn’t considered.”

“… helps ostomates gain control of their lives … Show your ostomy who’s boss!”