My name is Kim, and I was diagnosed with breast cancer one month to the day after my 40th birthday. I underwent a bilateral mastectomy and a five month reconstruction process during which I was forced to make crazy decisions about my body that should be reserved for Twilight Zone episodes. (Maybe you can relate.)

A writer, speaker and freelance editor, my first book, Life Reconstructed: Navigating the World of Mastectomies and Breast Reconstruction will release in October 2021 through Familius Publishing.

What a Breast Surgeon Had to Say About Life Reconstructed:

I see women with breast cancer almost daily, and oftentimes I am the first person to give them the diagnosis, prognosis, and appropriate treatment recommendations. It is a mind-blowing amount of information, let alone the diagnosis itself. Kim’s book took me beyond the office visit, operating room, and hospital experiences; she shares her heartbreak with her family and friends at home, before and after surgery. I learned so much from her experience and the experiences of women she interviewed from diagnosis to a cancer-free recovery. I was comforted by some of the experiences, and humbled and disheartened by others.

Susan L. Beck, DO, MPH
Breast Surgeon and Medical Director
Katzmann Breast Center

Sampling of Life Reconstructed Chapter Titles:

  • Open to the Front: The Humbling Experience of Showing Your Boobs to So Many People
  • It’s Not a Boob Job: The Distinct Differences Between Reconstruction and Augmentation
  • I Feel Ugly: Grieving the Loss of Your Breasts and Discovering a New Normal

Whether you are a previvor, a survivor, currently in the midst of treatment, or supporting someone who is, my desire is to be a resource and an encouragement to you.

Feel free to connect with me in one of the following ways:

Click on the links below for more information or to request mastectomy pillows:

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