After researching dozens of facilities, Karen Hoell found the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery and underwent APEX FlapSM reconstruction. Pioneered at the Breast Center, the APEX FlapSM allows for the natural anatomy and blood vessels to be rearranged to perfectly preserve the abdominal muscles and improve blood flow to the tissue transplant when necessary. Karen is a mother, wife, and lover-of-life who originally wanted to keep her diagnosis private, but friends and family encouraged her to tell her story and let others know they are not alone. On her blog, “Ticking Time Bombs,” Karen candidly walks readers through her fears and triumphs during such a difficult time with the perfect mix of vulnerability, sincerity, and humor.

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