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Breast Cancer – Bilateral Mastectomy and Breast Reconstruction

I was hoping for a trip to Cancun to celebrate turning 40. Instead, I took a trip to Iowa Methodist Hospital to have my breasts removed.I also underwent reconstruction, which put me in some serious discomfort (and sometimes serious pain) for several months. But thankfully, today I am cancer free and learning to live with my new fake breasts. 🙂 It’s a crazy weird experience.

Here are a few links you might find helpful as you walk through mastectomies and reconstruction.

Life Reconstructed

8 Women Weigh In On the Hardest Part of Breast Reconstruction

5 Breast Reconstruction Gifts

Breast Cancer Marred My Picture Perfect Marriage, CT Women

Wildfire Magazine

Breast Reconstruction @breastcancer.org

Flat and Fabulous (for those who choose not to undergo reconstruction)

Breast Reconstruction Stories

Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy Fact Sheet

Videos of Women Sharing Their Reconstruction Stories

The Conversation Not to Have with a Cancer Patient