What to do when the trust is gone?

What to do when the trust is gone?

When the trust is gone… Anyone will tell you that once the trust is gone in a relationship, you’re in trouble. It can be very hard to build that trust back up again, a trust that probably took years to grow and nurture. Can a 

Flat Friends UK

Flat Friends UK

What is Living Flat? Flat Friends use the term ‘flat’ to describe ourselves whether we: are living with one breast are living with no breasts wear prostheses don’t wear prostheses don’t want reconstruction can’t have reconstruction are waiting for reconstruction had failed reconstruction haven’t decided 

Breast reconstruction: advice from a breast cancer surgeon

Breast reconstruction: advice from a breast cancer surgeon

In this guide, Dr Tasha Gandamihardja, our good friend and oncoplastic breast surgeon, explains the various breast reconstruction options available after a mastectomy. What are my breast reconstruction options? If you have been recommended to have a mastectomy, you can also choose to have a 

Drain Dollies

Drain Dollies

This guest blog is from the fab Charlotte, the founder of Drain Dollies. I was tested for the BRCA1 gene At 17 I lost my mum to ovarian cancer, she was only 51, when I was a small child, I lost my grandma to the 

Breast Reconstruction

Breast Reconstruction

Two-time breast cancer survivor Terri Coutee is the Founder and Director of DiepCFoundation.org, a U.S. based non-profit 501(c)3 organization providing education and resources to empower women and men with information to make an informed decision about options for breast reconstruction after a mastectomy. Terri started 

Improving Pain After Breast Cancer Surgery: Gentle Scar Tissue Release

Improving Pain After Breast Cancer Surgery: Gentle Scar Tissue Release

Why Can Scars Cause problems? Our bodies are formed of interlacing structures designed to slide and glide. As a surgical scar forms, the slide and glide of the area is disrupted, and can be permanently compromised. ‘Adhesions’ are a common complication where sticking of two 

Packing for your mastectomy surgery

Packing for your mastectomy surgery

With thanks to everyone on Twitter who contributed to the discussion on what to take to hospital for mastectomy surgery, here’s the list. Just print it out by clicking on the print icon at the foot of the list. Wash bag of toiletries including a 

Ticking Off Breast Cancer, the book

Ticking Off Breast Cancer, the book

‘I’m afraid it’s not good news. We’ve found cancer cells in your lymph nodes.’ BAM. With that, the air in the room was sucked out. I couldn’t catch my breath, I froze in my chair and my entire body started to shake. I’d never experienced 

Lymphoedema Q & A

Lymphoedema Q & A

Thanks to the wonderful @ladylymphoedema for answering some important questions about the risks and treatment of lymphoedema following breast cancer treatment. Oh, and she busts a few old lymphoedema myths. Everything you need to know about lymphoedema is here… What is lymphoedema? Lymphoedema is the 

Living Without Breasts

Living Without Breasts

“I’m afraid that you need to have a mastectomy”, said the breast surgeon with the dodgy wig who couldn’t meet my eye. This was when the wall of emotions that I’d been carefully building to protect myself from future knocks completely collapsed and I began