"One of the hardest things about no reconstruction was figuring out how my daughter would handle it."
"I was not happy with many people's reactions to my decisions."
"Have you ever tried finding a 42A bra?"
"I was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma in 2003 at the grand age of 39."
"The expanders are extremely painful during the expansion process. [They] were a nightmare and failed miserably."
"After surgery, the relief of being done . . . carried me through the recovery phase."
"My body is something temporal and has nothing to do with the real me."
"I am now a 'double mastectomite.' Believe it or not, I much prefer being a 'flattop' than half of one!"
"I had one implant in the middle of my chest and one up towards my shoulder."
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