Monthly Archives: June 2015


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

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 for breast cancer. She is so overwhelmed by the loss of her breasts she cannot bring herself to consider the [...]

Breast Reconstruction, and Why ‘Living Flat’ Is an Acceptable Option2020-03-01T11:48:56+01:00

The First Flat Friends Get Together

Seven strangers drove towards the David Austin Rose garden Centre at Albrighton for a lunch meeting in May 2015. The only thing they had in common so far was a mastectomy operation, either single, double. Sue says, I'm not sure any of us knew quite what to expect, and I think we all had our doubts and thought about [...]

The First Flat Friends Get Together2020-03-01T11:55:30+01:00

He4dgirl: up front about living breastfree after cancer

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 [...]

He4dgirl: up front about living breastfree after cancer2017-02-04T19:27:37+01:00

Agenthood and Submissionville

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 [...]

Agenthood and Submissionville2017-02-04T19:27:37+01:00

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 [...]

Coke Floats & Chemo2017-02-04T19:27:38+01:00

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 [...]

Flatter Fashion2017-02-04T19:27:38+01:00