JoAnne’s story is engaging. It inspires, while offering suggestions for managing life’s hurdles. In an honest, will-to-succeed style, this journey focuses on neurogenic bladder and bowel condition in which a person lacks control due to a brain spinal cord or nerve condition. The source can be aging, a chronic health condition, trauma, or many other causes. Often called an under active or over active bladder or bowel, its symptoms vary but the difficult daily reality is shared.
• Valuable guide, much like a fresh prescription filled with practical advice
• Educates, empathizes, and encourages women who struggle with the same health issue
• Written with a girlfriend-to girlfriend feel, sharing the path to survival and success
• Sprinkled with Tips and Knowledge Nuggets that high light points of importance
• Encouraging and equipping the reader to live every day to the utmost
With medical input from expert medical research librarian and Biosleuth, Julia Parker, readers will discover current research and facts equipping them to meet their medical challenges and work with their medical teams. Valuable for healthcare professionals to share with patients
JoAnne Lake, a farm girl from Prunedale, California, is an insistent patient (forthright and wordy) because she is one of millions people in America with bladder problems and wants to start a conversation. She likes to tell it like it is.
The secret of her success is embracing the state of affairs with luminosity and honesty by taking the punch away.
JoAnne does not want to be remembered in connection to the toilet, yet she sees toileting dysfunction as the last frontier of subjects that needs to have a mature conversation. Her writings come from life experiences and emotions as a patient, mother, educator, and friend. After journaling her private thoughts and feelings, she started writing a highly successful blog in 2012 to educate and inspire others with bladder and bowel problems. This is her first book.
Visit JoAnne Lake (as Trudy Triumph) at her website www.TrudyTriumph.com
How often do we as women feel dull, agitated,Crabby, tired, worry about being lazy, and WHADAH..What do you know? A full flown bladder infection hits the next day. I have heard that on psych wards, one of the tests they do on a new patient is a urine culture to see it there is a bladder infection going on. I get it!
So many times the feeling of sheer desperation and gloom has come over me. I am quick to anger, and I feel tense and agitated. I am caught off guard because I don’t always recognize that the onset of a bladder infection could be causing my feelings of gloom. Then, the next day, it is evident that I have a bladder infection, and I understand why I was so down the day before. The physical and emotional are so tightly interwoven for me.