The First Year: Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-04-26
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
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This newly revised edition includes new research and insights to help everyone newly diagnosed with IBD come to terms with their condition and the accompanying lifestyle changes along with other vital information about IBD.

Author Biography

Jill Sklar, a freelance writer specializing in medical writing, has written many articles on medical subjects from heart transplantation to digestive diseases for publications including Hour Detroit Magazine, Style Magazine, and Digestive Health & Nutrition Magazine. She is on the board of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, Michigan Chapter. Sklar lives in Huntington Woods, Michigan, with her husband and son.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xi
Preface to the Second Editionp. xiii
Introductionp. xvii
Day 1
Living: It's Not Your Faultp. 1
Learning: What is IBD?p. 6
Day 2
Living: Grieving: Are You Sure?p. 13
Learning: What the Tests Tell Usp. 19
Day 3
Living: Acceptance and Hopep. 27
Learning: The Workplace, the Law, and IBDp. 32
Day 4
Living: Finding Solace and Supportp. 38
Learning: How the Diseases Workp. 45
Day 5
Living: Assembling Your Health Care Teamp. 51
Learning: The Intestinal Complications of IBDp. 62
Day 6
Living: When to Call the Doctorp. 69
Learning: The Ailments That Accompany IBDp. 73
Day 7
Living: Coping with Painp. 87
Learning: Genetics and Other Causative Factors of IBDp. 92
First-Week Milestonep. 103
Week 2
Learning: The Role of Medication in the Treatment of IBDp. 105
Living: Living with the Effects of Medicationp. 119
Week 3
Learning: Drugs That Help, Drugs That Hurtp. 125
Living: Compliancep. 131
Week 4
Learning: Vitamins, Herbs and Other Essential Nutrientsp. 137
Living: Seeking Alternative Therapyp. 145
First-Month Milestonep. 151
Month 2
Learning: The Role of Nutritionp. 153
Living: What Can I Eat? What Should I Avoid?p. 157
Month 3
Learning: Non-Ostomy Surgical Optionsp. 168
Living: Surviving Surgery and Other Hospital Staysp. 175
Month 4
Learning: The Ostomyp. 182
Living: Coping with the Ostomyp. 188
Months 5
Learning: Cancer and IBDp. 194
Living: Surviving the Colonoscopy Prep and Other Awful Testsp. 200
Month 6
Learning: Sex and Fertilityp. 209
Living: Intimacy Issuesp. 212
Half-Year Milestonep. 215
Month 7
Learning: Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Lactationp. 217
Living: Coping with Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Recovery with IBDp. 226
Month 8
Living: Living Daily Lifep. 229
Learning: Remission: Life Beyond Diseasep. 238
Month 9
Living: Travel and IBDp. 242
Learning: Insurance and IBDp. 248
Month 10
Living: Children and IBDp. 257
Learning: Treatments for Children with IBDp. 266
Month 11
Learning: Understanding Researchp. 270
Living: Participating in Researchp. 277
Month 12
Living: Moving Onp. 283
Learning: Finding a Curep. 287
Glossaryp. 289
For Further Readingp. 295
Resourcesp. 297
Acknowledgmentsp. 299
Indexp. 301
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