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Check Your Pride at the Door: Learning to Live with Inflammatory Bowel DiseaseDarryl D. Helems, Ph.D., Infinity Publishing, 2006ISBN 0741435039
A powerful personal perspective about living with IBD that is honest and sincere.Darryl Helems's personal story about being diagnosed and treated for IBD is a gem. Darryl explains from the beginning that he is not going to delve into medical jargon or the latest treatments. He suggests surfing the internet for that. Rather he provides a very personal from the heart recount of the everyday emotional and practical implications of living with this disease. Check Your Pride at the Door refers to those potentially embarrassing moments such as when he was 17, now 37, and was helped when administering an enema. Moments of tenderness are spread throughout this short easy read book such that if you suffer from any type of GI illness you will easily relate to Darryl's story. I'll be recommending this book to the many young people who approach me for advice.
 
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