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Meet the Author
Kim Harms | Life Reconstructed
Navigating the World of Mastectomies and Breast Reconstruction
Breast cancer survivor Kim Harms combines her own experience with extensive research and walks readers through the process of mastectomy and breast reconstruction, weighing the pros and cons, detailing the physical and emotional costs, navigating relationships, and laying out the questions cancer fighters need to ask to be their own best advocate. With a foreword by the medical director of Katzmann Breast Center and chapters on everything from the distinct differences between reconstruction and augmentation, to body image and intimacy issues created by the mastectomy and reconstruction, Life Reconstructed is a compassionate, honest roadmap for the journey to recovery.
About the Author
Kim Harms is the author of Life Reconstructed: Navigating the World of Mastectomies and Breast Reconstruction. She has a degree in English: Literary Studies from Iowa State University, and is widely published in newspapers, magazines and devotionals. She underwent a bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction surgeries in 2016 after being diagnosed with breast cancer at age 40 and later had more surgery when her implants were recalled. When she’s not writing, Kim enjoys reading, remodeling projects, and going on adventures with her husband Corey and their three sons.