To honor her mother's deathbed advice to head off breast cancer to “be there” for her boys, Krista Hammerbacher Haapala chose to trade healthy breasts for longevity and peace of mind. In Body 2.0 , Haapala chronicles the personal research, medical process, bodily changes, and the emotional toll involved in the more than two-year odyssey of what she referred to as her “Body 2.0 vision quest.”
Through it all, Haapala shares her insights for living awake during even the darkest times, and captures the raw ebbs and flows she and her family experience in the face of her wrenching decision. She takes on body image, the sexualization of breast cancer, motherhood, and maternal relationships, as well as how to sustain an intimate, loving partnership. An unflinching, irreverent take on preventative double mastectomy, Body 2.0 is a guide to reframing adversity, finding inspiration, and shaping your own life.
|Publisher:||She Writes Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Krista Hammerbacher Haapala is a passion instigator. As a personal, relationship, and sexuality coach, she supports humans of every stripe in creating fiercely fulfilling lives. Haapala finds her own edge daily as a mountain biker, CrossFitter, sailor, and a poet. She lives a few steps from the woods in Maine, and is the mama of two sons and partner to her love, Brian.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Body 2.0 is the real story of Krista's journey to have a double mastectomy and the choice that made her get that in the first place. As Krista writes this book like a diary of how her mother died of breast cancer that made her want to remove her own breasts and the process of having the surgery actually felt like for her. With Krista sharing everything about the journey, she discovers how strong she truly is during her darkest times and what it really means to be a survivor! This book really hit home for me since my own mom went through a double mastectomy close to 20 years ago but unlike Krista, she didn't have the reconstruction done. When they took my mom's breasts they discovered cancer cells starting to grow so it was done in the nick of time and I think every woman who chooses to have this surgery before something does pop up after having family with cancer or issues with benign tumors, may just saved their own life. Reading Krista's story will make you sad at times but also have you laugh out loud for what is going on but the bigger picture is that it takes a real woman to have something like this done for them to come out on the other side much stronger than before! Thank You to Krista Hammerbacher Haapala for sharing your story so that someone who is facing the same journey can know that they are not alone in this fight! I received this book from the BookSparks : The Magic Of Memoir Blog Tour in exchange for a honest review.