Reclaim your life. Release the fear and embarrassment.

JoAnne Lake shares the details of her difficult journey living with neurogenic bladder and bowel.

Reclaim your life. Release the fear and embarrassment.

JoAnne Lake shares the details of her difficult journey living with neurogenic bladder and bowel.

Knowledge & Support

Real life tips plus the latest medical research from JoAnne’s blog.

Encouragement

Read the stories of others from JoAnne’s Circle of Friends as we walk through neurogenic bladder and bowel together.

Meet JoAnne

As she shares her journey from diagnosis to living a meaningful life with neurogenic bladder & bowel

Resources

Looking for answers to questions we haven’t addressed in the blog? Start here.

Media

Are you interested in interviewing JoAnne or having her on your podcast? Media resources are here.

Favorite Things

JoAnne has compiled a list of some of her favorite things – items that help her to live a meaningful life

“Lake’s debut offers a candid memoir of her experience with neurogenic bladder and a wealth of practical advice about coping with its daily complications. . . The text, attractively laid out with leaf motifs and inset boxes, is packed with helpful tips on diet, exercise, hygiene, and intimacy issues. . . Appendices list suggested products, books, and websites, and the glossary is especially useful. . . An invaluable resource for NB sufferers.”

-Kirkus Review

Awards for Beyond Embarrassment

Meet JoAnne Lake

I began sharing my difficulties and struggles anonymously with others on this blog and by guest writing on others blogs. I soon found that there were many women out there that were also struggling and we helped each other. Together we gave information, advice and support for one another through many ups and downs, calm times and those of concern and sometimes panic. We still do and through this blog we have reached thousands with important words of medical facts, common problems, and support when no one else understood.
A Flacid Bladder Question for Trudy

A Flacid Bladder Question for Trudy

Question for Trudy: Hi! First I want to say thanks for being brave and speaking out about this problem. I have small, flaccid neurogenic bladder. My question is should I wear diapers? I do wear...

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Doctor will this exam help me?

Doctor will this exam help me?

This excerpt from my book Beyond Embarrassment is such a perfect example of a doctor going through the motions of an exam and me not asking enough questions at the end of the exam.  I hope that if a...

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An Attitude Change was in Order

An Attitude Change was in Order

Now I am bold when it comes to my health story.  This attitude is new to me because I have not always felt this way.  At first I was horrified, then very embarrassed by my diagnosis of neurogeneic...

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