Some women who get breast reconstruction are left with mixed feelings about their surgery. They say they are left feeling disconnected from their own bodies. That can lead to battles with depression, loss of self-esteem, and a starkly diminished sex drive. This story tells of the raw, candid, unexpected challenges Carol Thorbes faced in her breast cancer journey.
Filmed, edited and produced by Thandi Fletcher for the Calgary Herald. This video was produced for the Michelle Lang Fellowship, a journalism fellowship created in the name of the Canadian journalist who was killed in Afghanistan in December 2009.