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Thursday 2nd July 2015

We have some exciting news. A couple of months ago, our founder, Gill Roberts, did some filming for Eastenders. She was the body double for the character Carol, in an episode that goes out tonight, Thursday 2nd July. To promote the show and Flat Friends, she is appearing on “This Morning” today with Lindsey Coulson, who plays Carol in [...]

Breast Reconstruction, and Why ‘Living Flat’ Is an Acceptable Option

Sarah Cretch Founder member of Flat Friends the online advice and support group for women living without reconstruction after mastectomy Unlike Carol Jackson I had made a decision not to have reconstructive surgery two years prior to being diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. In the Eastenders storyline Carol is struggling with coming to terms with her body after surgery [...]

Seven Sisters

Seven strangers drove towards the David Austin Rose garden Centre at Albrighton for a lunch meeting on 16th May, the only thing we had in common so far was a mastectomy operation, either single, double. I'm not sure any of us knew quite what to expect and I think we all had our doubts and thought about turning back home. [...]

Coke Floats & Chemo

Coke Floats & Chemo, is a blog started by one of our members Yvonne who is the author of “The Special Parent's Handbook”, a practical, hands-on manual for parents with children with disabilities, based on her own experiences as a mother to 3 young people with difficulties. It's packed full of tips, tricks and strategies learnt the hard way. Yvonne [...]

Flatter Fashion

Flatter Fashion, is a blog started by one of our members after after having a double mastectomy without reconstruction. Her blog is about finding clothes which suit a body shape chosen by lots of women who have had a mastectomy: Flat! Choosing to live flat It is now six months since I underwent my bilateral mastectomy without reconstruction for [...]