Crohn's, Colitis, Hemorrhoids and Me

Crohn's, Colitis, Hemorrhoids and Me

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One patient's story of hope, humor, and living with inflammatory bowel disease. By Kathlene J. O'Leary. 121 pages. ISBN 0-9647571-3-3. $14.95 (includes shipping and handling, please add $1.00 tax if shipped to California address.)
From Anderson Press
P.O. Box 6873
Laguna Niguel, CA 92607-6873
FAX: 500-673-2665

10% of the proceeds will be donated to the CCFA.

From the press release:

Did you know that 1 out of 5 people standing in line at the local pharmacy either have Crohn's Disease or Colitis or have a close friend or relative who does? And when you mention the subject, they are eager simply to talk and relate.

If you happen to be one of the over 2 million Americans dealing with Crohn's or Colitis, you will be interested in reading this new, true-life book--written by a patient, for patients. This book describes how to organize, manage, and master your bathroom and hospital staff. It discusses the technicalities of stoma and ostomy bag maintenance. It tells you what to expect and how to prepare for surgery.

The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America will be featuring it as their Book of the Month in their next national publication.

I've been reading it myself, and I must say it brings back vivid memories of my own experience with CD and hospitals. If nothing else it's good to know that some things have changed for the better in the 25 years since I was first diagnosed with the disease. Of course, some things haven't changed, but that's another story.