Stealing Second Base: A Breast Cancer Survivor's Experience And Breast Cancer Expert's Story

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Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, is the Administrative Director of the Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Center, member of the surgical faculty, a breast cancer survivor, oncology nurse, and nationally renowned speaker and published author on breast cancer. Her book, Stealing Second Base: A Breast Cancer Survivor's Experience and Breast Cancer Expert's Story, is a unique, empowering, and often humorous story about the journey of a woman who has experienced breast cancer from many perspectives. Lillie Shockney ...
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Overview

Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, is the Administrative Director of the Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Center, member of the surgical faculty, a breast cancer survivor, oncology nurse, and nationally renowned speaker and published author on breast cancer. Her book, Stealing Second Base: A Breast Cancer Survivor's Experience and Breast Cancer Expert's Story, is a unique, empowering, and often humorous story about the journey of a woman who has experienced breast cancer from many perspectives. Lillie Shockney shares her story about flipping to the other side of the patient's side rail when she went from medical professional, wife, and mother to becoming a breast cancer patient, patient advocate, and nationally recognized breast cancer expert, lending her emotional support and medical advice to help lead breast cancer patients and families through their own journey with this life altering disease. This must-have book combines the author's motivational and medical expertise to provide practical, important information on breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, pre- and post-surgery quality of life, sexuality associated with breast cancer treatment, the right to choose breast reconstructive surgery, breast reconstruction resources, and much more! You will laugh and cry, and come away inspired after reading this book. Guaranteed. Her message is powerful. Experience it for yourself.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763745097
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 8/30/2006
  • Edition description: 1E
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 113
  • Sales rank: 663,683
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 0.28 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction
You Have Breast Cancer     1
So What's So Funny about Getting Breast Cancer?     9
Preparing for the Big Day-Transformation Day     19
My New Life with Betty Boob, Then Bobbie Sue     35
Breast Prostheses-Their Many Functions and Purposes     41
Supporting Others Having Breast Reconstruction     51
The Right to Choose Reconstruction     53
My Final Steps Through Transformation     61
A New Home for Betty Boob and Bobbie Sue     71
Counseling Patients about Breast Reconstruction     73
What Does the Future Hold?     79
Experiences That Reinforce I Was "Chosen" to Work in the Breast Cancer Field     85
Resources     105
About the Author     111
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