After Flat Friends member Juliet had texted and tweeted BBC Radio 5 Live about how she made the positive choice to live flat after mastectomy, they asked her if she would like to be a guest editor on the Afternoon Edition show, hosted by Nihal Arthanayake show on September 18th 2018. She was joined by Sarah Coombes - Flat [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
A couple of months ago, our founder, Gilly Cant took part in filming for EastEnders! She was the body double for the character Carol Jackson, in an episode that goes out on Thursday 2nd July 2015. To promote the show and Flat Friends, Gilly appeared on “This Morning” with Lindsey Coulson, who plays Carol in EastEnders. Gilly says, Wow, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]