Archive of a Breast Cancer Survivor
I was diagnosed with breast cancer on November 19, 2004, six days before Thanksgiving. Two weeks later I had my breast removed and immediately reconstructed with a temporary implant. At the time I wasn’t sure what those two weeks represented but I began to document each and every appointment: the barium drink, the chest x-ray, the bone scan, the cancer surgeon, the oncologist, the plastic surgeon, and even the signing of the surgery papers. This book was developed from the documentation and the process of my survivorship. Taking photographs and journaling my thoughts allowed me to step back and observe myself during the journey to recovery.
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