Guest blog: What to do when the trust is gone?

Guest blog: 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 

Guest blog: Flat Friends UK

Guest blog: 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: a guest blog from a breast cancer surgeon

Breast reconstruction: a guest blog from a breast cancer surgeon

What are my breast reconstruction options? If you have been recommended to have a mastectomy, you can also choose to have a reconstruction. You don’t have to go down this path if you don’t want to, but if you do, then there are a few 

Guest blog: Drain Dollies

Guest blog: 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 

Guest blog: Breast Reconstruction

Guest blog: Breast Reconstruction

Three Important Words in Your Breast Reconstruction Decision I am going to start right out of the blocks and tell you what those three important words are. No guessing, no three tries until you are correct, and no predicting what you think those three words 

Guest blog – Improving Pain After Breast Cancer Surgery: Gentle Scar Tissue Release

Guest blog – 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 (printable check list)

Packing for your mastectomy surgery (printable check list)

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 

Buy Ticking Off Breast Cancer, the book

Buy 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 

Ellie’s Friends

Ellie’s Friends

When I was going through my breast cancer treatment I have to admit that I didn’t really dig too deep into the internet. I kept my online viewing to a couple of the mainstream breast cancer and cancer charities. And it was only when I 

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 

Guest blog: How has breast cancer changed me?

Guest blog: How has breast cancer changed me?

This time two years ago, I was blissfully unaware of breast cancer. Obviously, I knew what it was, but it was something that happened to other people, old people, not people like me. My career was flying high, my kids were passing through the awkward 

Guest Blog: Living Without Breasts

Guest Blog: 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