//An introduction from Juliet Fitzpatrick

An introduction from Juliet Fitzpatrick

After I had texted and tweeted BBC Radio 5 Live about how I made the positive choice to live flat after mastectomy, they asked me if I’d like to be a guest editor on the Afternoon Edition show, hosted by Nihal Arthanayake show on September 18th. I was joined by Sarah Coombes, Flat Friend Trustee, Joanna Franks, Consultant Breast & Oncoplastic surgeon and Michelle Nutley who chose to have reconstruction after her double mastectomy. The question posed was “why does it still feel taboo for women to live flat after breast cancer?” We didn’t really answer this but, instead the discussion was very much about women being given all of the options when being told that they need a mastectomy so that they can make an informed choice. Nihal was very engaged in the debate and he was a really empathetic and sensitive interviewer. I’m told that the audience response was strong and positive. Following the radio show, I did a piece to camera with one of the producers and she put together a video interspersing footage of me with some of Sue Lacey’s photos and also one of a group of Flat Friends at the retreat last year. This went up on the BBC News website and was the most watched video by 10am.

To watch Juliet’s interview on BBC Radio 5 Live’s Afternoon Edition click here. Or to listen to the episode click here.

2018-10-05T15:04:58+00:00

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