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DeRoyal Hospital Grade Abdominal Binder 9" 4 Panel - 46-62", Medium/Large
DeRoyal Hospital Grade Abdominal Binder 9" 4 Panel - 46-62", Medium/Large
Offered by Medical Surgical Sales
Price: $17.97
5 used & new from $17.97

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this binder!, June 29, 2012
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I ordered and sent back 3 different binders before this one. I had abdominal surgery over a month ago and must wear a binder for the next six months. The DeRoyal Hospital Grade binder is comfortable, easily adjustable, fairly lightweight, and no scratchiness! The 3 panels are separated by open weaving, which provides breathability. It's nice that I don't get overheated wearing it. I feel very protected wearing it. The only negative is that I can't throw it into the dryer, but that's not enough of an issue to detract from 5 stars. I dealt with that by purchasing 2. Highly recommended, and it came fairly quickly!


Overcoming Borderline Personality Disorder: A Family Guide for Healing and Change
Overcoming Borderline Personality Disorder: A Family Guide for Healing and Change
by Valerie Porr
Edition: Paperback
Price: $18.98
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The BEST book about BPD on the market!!, July 22, 2011
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Our young adult daughter has BPD, a devastating condition (as you know if you are reading this review), not only for her but for our entire family. Over the past 14 years, we have experienced many wrong diagnoses; countless trials with medications that did little to relieve her symptoms and in many cases made things much worse; and, perhaps most important, made us all feel that we were resigned to a life of pain and suffering. For the first time in 14 years, we have hope. I can't tell you how good it feels.

It is alarming to us how little the psychiatric community knows of BPD. The psychiatrists we've worked with only want to prescribe drugs, and none of the psychologists we've known have been DBT-certified. Consequently, we've gotten advice like "set limits and boundaries" or "have her sign a contract with you" or "keep her in the hospital for a few more days - the drugs will work." If you have any experience with a loved one in your family who has BPD, then you know those approaches do not work. In fact, they make things worse.

Valerie Porr's book humanizes the condition. She places us in our daughter's shoes, experiencing life with a defective amygdala and pre-frontal cortex. She introduces the concept that if my mate and I learn DBT theory and skills, we will slowly be able to teach our daughter the same behaviors so that she can live a successful, independent life.

Thank you, Valerie Porr, for writing the best book on the market about BPD! And to our fellow Amazon readers: save yourself a lot of time, money, and grief. Read this book first. It is filled with good, solid information that will help your loved one and your family. You won't regret it.


Woman in the Wall
Woman in the Wall
by Patrice Kindl
Edition: Paperback
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Different Perspective, July 12, 2011
This review is from: Woman in the Wall (Paperback)
Our 24-year old daughter was recently diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, a little known yet pervasive disorder of the brain's limbic system. When she was 10 she read this book and strongly identified with it. In fact, she still talks about it today. It made perfect sense to her to want to live behind a wall because she didn't fit in on the other side. She was different from other kids, yet not different enough to have been diagnosed at that age. A few years later the diagnoses started rolling in - Depression, Anxiety, Oppositional Defiant Disorder - followed by various medications and numerous attempts at therapy, none of which worked. Painful shyness and isolation are hallmarks of BPD, as are a long list of other symptoms. Somehow our family has survived the past 14 years, and the diagnosis is truly welcomed. We now know why she is the way she is, and we know what to do about it. Not all kids are born on the right side of the wall. If your child suffers from severe shyness or a diagnosed mental illness, she may relate to this book as our daughter did. And if your family has a loved one with BPD, we recommend you read the following book. It has changed our lives. Overcoming Borderline Personality Disorder: A Family Guide for Healing and Change


Speaking of Dance: Twelve Contemporary Choreographers on Their Craft
Speaking of Dance: Twelve Contemporary Choreographers on Their Craft
Price: $17.39

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eminently Readable & Delightful Journey in Modern Choreography, November 29, 2007
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Joyce Morgenroth's work, aptly titled Speaking of Dance, allows us the pleasure of actually hearing the voices of the choreographers and, in a very real sense, seeing their work. This simple integrity of purpose may be a large part of what makes the book so eminently readable. The author signals us with her first introductory words, "Watching dance..." that we are in for a journey from audience point-of-view. Then, Morgenroth neatly take us to the source, her interviews with twelve well-known choreographers. What different sources they turn out to be!

Speaking of Dance lets the choreographers tell their stories with the full flair of their personalities. I get who they are without being spoon-fed. They speak in their twelve highly individuals styles, just what you hope for from contemporary titans in the dance world. (No doubt much clearer sounding than some of them actually articulated before Morgenroth edited for us.) In speaking they let us into their world. How much each captivates is illuminated almost as much by how they present themselves, perhaps who they are, as by what they have created on the floor...and, in some cases, off the ceilings, on the walls, with the music coupled with each artist's internal vision. In every case I learn


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