Accepting With Grace (Soft Cover)
Mastectomy & Reconstruction, My Choice Before Breast Cancer
This book was my first full foray into the world of being an author.
In 2008, I underwent a double preventative mastectomy with immediate reconstruction via tummy tuck due to being at increased risk of developing breast cancer.
When I was doing my research to help me decide what to do, there was very little information available. So I decided to write a book about my journey to help other women facing a similar decision to be able to make an informed decision. Please take note: the book contains pics before, during and after my surgery.
This is the description from the back of the book…
How one woman broke the curse of cancer
What would you do if doctors discovered you had a potential 80% chance of getting breast cancer?
Sharon Tregoning decided to do something. She’d already lost her sister Bess to breast cancer, had developed three benign breast lumps herself, and was undergoing the nerve-wracking routine of annual mammograms and ultrasounds.
The catalyst for action arose with the startling revelation about her family’s genetic history – five women in the last four generations of her family had succumbed to breast cancer, and before the age of 45.
With full knowledge of her predisposition, Sharon decided to take control of her destiny.
She committed to a radical fight-back plan – a double mastectomy and breast reconstruction using her own tummy tissue.
Her husband Reid described the move as a ‘pre-emptive strike’.
This is her very candid story – complete with graphic photographs of that agonising decision, and her year-long road to recovery, in rebuilding her body, and reclaiming hope for a cancer-free future.
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