Unwanted Baggage - A resource guide for ostomy patients and those who share their lives

Written by Elizabeth and Philip Prosser.

The book is designed as a resource tool for ostomates of all ages. It covers every facet of ostomy life including applicable benefits; travelling with a bag; intimacy; paediatric ostomates; employers' and schools' legal obligations; specialist clothing; coping with depression; body image; and appliance choices.

Three hundred websites and contact details are listing covering manufacturers, suppliers, associations and groups.

The author's husband, Philip has contributed essential information for carers. This is a "Must-Have" addition for any colostomate, ileostomate or urostomate, those new to life with a bag, their families and carers. Even the seasoned ostomate may find something they did not know!

The book also provides an introduction to a new website: wwww.thebowelmovement.co.uk that will include regular updates for the book, newsletters, unusual stoma products and a forum for children, teens and for adult ostomates to meet others.