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Book, Beyond Embarrassment, reclaiming your life with neurogenic bladder and bowel, coming this Fall

We are so excited to share with you the cover of our book.  What I find surprising is that as I have been showing the cover not a single person has asked me about the Fig Leaf on the cover.  Well Adam and Eve were embarrassed in the garden…Aren’t you glad they did not try to cover themselves with a Poison Oak Leaf?  We would never be…

It is starting to get exciting.  Here are some blurbs to get you ready for a great read.

Blurbs (ReviewCover 5s)

 

JoAnne Lake has written from a unique vantage point as she has both the condition and a vast knowledge of that condition.

She writes a reliable guide and a fresh prescription for those who are living with the diagnosis of neurogenic bladder/bowel and for those who suspect they are.

It is the best and most complete book on neurogenic bladder syndrome that I have read in my 30 years of family practice medicine.

I will use it again and again as a resource and I will refer my patients to read this excellent book.

Dr. Kathy Matteson BS MN FNP ND, Medical Provider, Seattle, Washington

 

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Facing life with an enduring affliction, especially one that carries intimate secrets about indiscreet body functioning, is weaved with a very an emotional component. JoAnne tells her story with honesty and transparency, with a generous heart to help others. She addresses the grief experienced from the loss of a normal life, lack of desire by those close to her to understand her condition as a result of their own embarrassment, the shame and isolation, all of which can lead to feelings of hopelessness and depression. This book is a must read for anyone facing these challenges. As you read, JoAnne will become a trusted friend that you be grateful to have along on your personal journey.

Phyllis Oswald Rogers, MA, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

 

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Beyond Embarrassment is for everyone who has ever had to face a daunting medical or physical challenge. It is truly inspiring, offering suggestions for managing life’s hurdles. I was engaged with JoAnne’s story and have no doubt others will be too.

While I was prepared for the book’s medical content, what really made a lasting impression is JoAnne’s honest, forthcoming and will-to-succeed story. None of us wants to end up with a neurogenic bowel and bladder, as JoAnne shares, but few can overcome what could be such a life halting condition, as she has done.  It is within her generous spirit to tell about her experience. Her goal is to help others avoid the show stopping situations that she had to confront. I particularly like the Knowledge Nuggets and Tips. Each highlights points that JoAnne feels would be of particular importance to readers. And, I agree, they are!

I strongly recommend that health care professionals read this and share with their patients who would benefit from JoAnne’s story. It will make for better, more understanding practitioners, and enhance their patients’ will to succeed.

 Elaine Plummer, RN, BSN

Always Discreet Ambassador

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A “very powerful and important book . . . an impressive achievement.”

Jonathan Kirsch, Attorney, Trademarks, Publishing, and Copyright Law

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Beyond Embarrassment is a book that helps friends, family, and those afflicted with a Neurogenic Bladder understand and deal with it. As our population ages, you know or will know, someone with a Neurogenic Bladder. Problems develop from hereditary genes, from accidents, from trauma, from aging, from diseases totally unassociated with bladder issues.

JoAnne Lake has studied and written a face-saving book for those who have to deal with this condition. Frank, open and researched to the max with Julia Parker, it explores the ways of dealing with this malady.

An excellent resource book and one that lets you know you are not alone and can avoid the embarrassment.”

 James A. Misko, Award Winning Author of As All My Fathers Were and three other novels.

 

 

 

One Response to “Book, Beyond Embarrassment, reclaiming your life with neurogenic bladder and bowel, coming this Fall”

  1. Reply Jan Haley

    JoAnn was wonderful meeting you and Randy at last night’s event! Just pre-ordered your book, and can not wit to read it, especially after meeting you. Thank you so much for sharing.
    All the best to you.

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