Beyond Embarrassment is for everyone who has ever had to face a medical or physical challenge. It is inspiring, while offering suggestions for managing life’s hurdles. JoAnne’s story is engaging.
In an honest, forthcoming, will-to-succeed style, the book combines a medical content with a story of not only survival but success. The story is sprinkled with Tips and Knowledge Nuggets that highlights points that JoAnne feels would be of particular importance to readers. As she shares her story in Beyond Embarrassment she educates, empathizes, and encourages women who struggle with the same health issue. Written with a girlfriend-to-girlfriend feel, this resource provides facts on living with the various manifestations of incontinence as well as practical advice for living every day to the utmost.
When she was first diagnosed, JoAnne was often embarrassed by these situations before her diagnosis of neurogenic bladder and bowel in 2009. After initial success as a blogger she began meeting others online who shared her frustrations and sufferings of neurogenic bladder. Writing became her therapy and a way to connect with others who shared her diagnosis.
With medical input from Biosleuth medical research librarian, Julia Parker, this enlightening book offers readers strength to meet their medical challenges and ideas for working with their medical teams, family, friends, work situations, and travel. Readers will discover ideas for getting on with living and not being held back by fear of their conditions.
It is perfect for healthcare professionals to read and share with patients. It will make for better, more understanding practitioners, and enhance their patient’s will to succeed.