Flat Friends’ Flatter Fashion Blog Spring 2018 I started Flatter Fashion three years ago now, with the aim of dispelling the myth that if you have had a mastectomy and are living without reconstruction you should dress to disguise your lack of two breasts. I am always asked if we need clothing designers to create specialist clothing for women [...]
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Sarah Coombes, one of our trustees, tells her breast cancer story to 'Ask the Doctor’ with Dr Christian Jessen. LOSING YOUR BREASTS TO CANCER IS A TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCE. WE MEET SARAH COOMBS WHO PROVES YOU CAN FEEL FABULOUS AND FEMININE AFTER A DOUBLE MASTECTOMY Slipping the red dress over my head, I feel it fall softly against my skin [...]
Here is the November blog by Joan Faria. Joan is a registered Nutritional Therapist and will be writing each month on various topics around diet and health, helping our bodies heal from disease and remain healthy this blog is about Vitamin D. Now that British Summer Time is over, unless you are lucky enough to be on holiday in [...]
Wow, what a time I had on This Morning. I hope that I did all you ladies proud. Here is a link to the interview in case you missed it and a few photos of today!! Gill Roberts Lindsey Coulson on Carol's EastEnders exit
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 [...]
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 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. [...]
Founder member and trustee Sarah is a 4x cancer survivor and photographer who blogs tweets and pins occasionally about her life. Here is a recent poem from he4dgirl... Days like these... Days like today, when veins are bruised and blown from cannulations, when smile is bright and wide to hide the misery of stupid little sodding hurts that make me want to [...]
Agenthood and Submissionville, is a blog started by one of our members here is one of her posts for you to read. Gone Dark Brown I’m not sure this will be my most profound post ever but I feel an explanation is due for this: I made a promise and I didn’t keep it. But I have a reason [...]
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 [...]