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.
Books are ready!

Books are ready!

Dear Readers, I am so grateful to be connected to you in this shared journey of life. Our book,  Beyond Embarrassment, has been well received, for which I am pleased and thankful! Might I ask a...

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Kirkus Review, They liked it!!

Kirkus Review, They liked it!!

TITLE INFORMATION                     BEYOND EMBARRASSMENT Reclaiming Your Life with Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel JoAnne Lake and Julia Parker Triumph Media Press (241 pp.) $16.95 paperback ISBN:...

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Let’s talk about Holding your Urine

Let’s talk about Holding your Urine

Not long ago I received this comment from the Ask a Question part of the blog.  Dear Trudy. I'm a 23 years old male who thinks I have neurogenic bladder, yet not diagnosed. Here is my story, about 4...

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Beyond Embarrassment, Author Interview

Beyond Embarrassment, Author Interview

The Theme of Beyond Embarrassment is shed the shame and stand proud! Questions & Answers Part 1 of 2 What was your inspiration for writing Beyond Embarrassment? A. I was understandably upset...

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