On December 7, 2001, thirty-five-year-old Kimberly Fairchild’s world turned upside down when she heard the life-changing words, “You’ve got cancer.”
I’d Give My Left Boob for That … Oh, Wait, I Already Did details one woman’s journey before, during, and after her courageous battle with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, the most common form of breast cancer. With no family history and a fairly healthy life, Fairchild shares how she got past the shocking diagnosis and subsequently relied on laughter and humor to help her through one of the most difficult and darkest times of her life. As she faced new challenges, fears, and physical discomfort, Fairchild describes how her diagnosis affected everyone around her—all in different ways—and how she learned to accept their comforting words and return the favor when they too needed reassurance. From surgery to chemotherapy to reconstructive surgery, Fairchild provides an emotional, sometimes humorous, yet intensely honest portrayal of what it’s like to experience breast cancer.
Written with the desire to help others, this eye-opening glimpse into the world of breast cancer shares the compelling story of how an ordinary girl fought the extraordinary fight of her life—and won.