This is an award-winning classic for the person who has or will undergo surgery for a colostomy, ileostomy or urinary diversion (urostomy) as well as for family, friends and health professionals. Written by a mother (the ostomate) and her daughter (a registered nurse). The Ostomy Book is both a complete reference book on the subject, and a moving often funny and heartwarming account of the experience of having an ostomy and the good life that can follow it. A morale booster and full of practical information for patient and caregiver. I found it a real treasure.