Surgery - How To Rehearse Before You See The Nurse is a comprehensive guide written from the patient’s perspective. It is designed to help you through one of the most challenging journeys you can experience – surgery.
Rosann Argenti, an accomplished social worker, Tai Chi Master-instructor and Licensed Massage therapist, shares her personal saga about her operation.
The autobiographical component allows a difficult subject to be easily digested by the reader. Argenti provides a wealth of information for patients and their families to use both before and after surgery. Through a series of carefully designed questionnaires, you will gain the confidence that you are making appropriate decisions. You will derive emotional sustenance to help you as you venture through the medical arena.
This book offers an abundance of useful and effective recommendations on exercise, relaxation, music therapy, self-massage, aromatherapy, drug dependency, depression, diet, and nutrition.
Furthermore, you are provided with a complete ‘survival kit’ for your hospital stay. There are also very useful sections on “Helpful Hints for Family and Friends’, ‘Living Will/Advance Directive’, and ‘Helpful Hints Regarding Your Hospital Bill’.
Rosann offers unique and creative guidelines to make healing at home a comfortable experience and an opportunity to develop self-confidence.
"Surgery – How to Rehearse Before You See the Nurse is accurate, up-to-date, entertaining and informative. I heartily recommend it as useful reading for patients, families, and health care workers."
Gilbert Rosenberg, MD, FRCPC, FACP, Professor Emeritus of Medicine of Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario