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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 & [...]

An introduction from Juliet Fitzpatrick2018-10-05T15:04:58+00:00

Reasons to be cheerful about living without breasts

One of our Admin, Juliet Fitzpatrick, writes a regular blog and this one is entitled Reasons to be cheerful about living without breasts Living without breasts? Being back in hospital for a non-cancer operation recently, prompted me to think about my body and how it has changed over the last two and a half years following my breast cancer diagnosis. [...]

Reasons to be cheerful about living without breasts2018-08-13T17:45:17+00:00

Our trustee, Sarah Coombes talks about spring clothing in her Flatter Fashion blog

 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 [...]

Our trustee, Sarah Coombes talks about spring clothing in her Flatter Fashion blog2018-05-16T12:07:41+00:00

“Why I Chose A Life Without Breasts”

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 [...]

“Why I Chose A Life Without Breasts”2018-03-04T10:11:36+00:00

Vitamin D – are you getting enough?

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 [...]

Vitamin D – are you getting enough?2017-11-21T20:38:36+00:00

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 [...]

Thursday 2nd July 20152015-07-02T06:41:42+00:00

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 [...]

Breast Reconstruction, and Why ‘Living Flat’ Is an Acceptable Option2017-02-04T19:27:37+00:00

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. [...]

Seven Sisters2017-02-04T19:27:37+00:00

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+00:00