Table of Contents

  • Introduction: The World Turned Upside Down: When Breast Cancer Came to My House
  • Chapter 1: Open to the Front: The Humbling Experience of Sharing Your Breasts with So Many People
  • Chapter 2: Breast Reconstruction: To Do It or Not to Do It
  • Chapter 3: It’s Not a Boob Job: The Distinct Differences between Reconstruction and Augmentation
  • Chapter 4: Be Your Own Advocate: Nobody Knows Your Body Better Than You
  • Chapter 5: Vignettes from the Hospital: Women Share Their Post-Mastectomy Stories
  • Chapter 6: At-Home Recovery: It’s Not an Easy Road
  • Chapter 7: I Feel Ugly: Grieving the Loss of Your Breasts and Discovering a New Normal
  • Chapter 8: Sex with New Boobs: Reconstruction Is a Game Changer
  • Chapter 9: This Is Hard for Him Too: A Husband’s Perspective
  • Chapter 10: Don’t Forget to Include Your Kids: They May Not Ask Questions, but They Have Them
  • Chapter 11: Humor in the Hurting: Sometimes Laughter Is the Best Medicine
  • Appendix 1: Helpful Items for Recovery 
  • Appendix 2: The History and the Law: The Development of Breast Reconstruction and the Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act
  • Glossary
  • Recommended Resources