Pieces of me / Veronica Neave. - Springville, Utah : Bonneville Books, 2011. - xii, 179 p. ; 21 cm - Nancy Floyd Haworth Foundation collection . - Nancy Floyd Haworth Foundation collection. .
Purchase of this book made possible by a grant from the Nancy Floyd Haworth Foundation, Albuquerque, NM.
In the beginning -- Becoming me -- A blot on the landscape -- Life goes on -- Motherhood -- In my genes -- Keeping it in the family -- Meeting Doctor D -- Chrissy's decision -- Procrastination -- A documentary and a decision -- To reconstruct or not to reconstruct? -- My boobs' last performances -- Parting is such sweet sorrow : the operation -- Post-op pain and impatience -- Swap-over surgery -- Getting to know the new (pieces of) me -- Back to work : what mastectomy? -- Hoping for a happy ending -- Musings about mutations -- Breast wishes.
When Veronica discovers that she has the BRCA2 gene mutation and an 80 percent chance of breast cancer to go with it, her view on life changes drastically. Join her thought-provoking journey of self-discovery as she confronts her beliefs about sexuality and body image and makes a difficult decision that will affect both her health and her hope.