We are really pleased that Joan Faria, a Flat Friend member for more than two years, will be writing a regular blog for us. 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. [Gilly] Now that we are past the equinox, [...]
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Life can be hectic. Work, errands, hospital appointments, housework. One week rolls into another, the months go by... But life is too short to sort socks! It’s time to Get Together and make a stand! Flat Friends UK is putting the spotlight on the importance of friendship in life, before and after mastectomy. You could hold a bake sale, have a [...]
We all appreciate the help and support of friends when times are tough, and coping with treatments for breast cancer is no exception. So when its all over and life gradually returns to its new normal, it's nice to be able to say thank you to all those who helped make a difference. Which is exactly what Mary-Anne Darlow did [...]
Extracts from the diary of Angie Bradford, who's been a member of Flat Friends since May 2016, as she recovers from her second mastectomy last month... Wednesday July 12: Wow things change fast in the world of me!! So since my last blog I’ve been doing a huge amount of dogs and can’t keep with them all - but busy [...]
In our latest blog, Sarah Coombes wonders why her health professionals don't seem to understand that no really does mean no... “Have you thought anymore about reconstruction?” Over two years after my bilateral mastectomy I am still asked this question by my surgeon and my oncologist. I am not sure what else I can say, how clear I can make [...]
By Gilly Cant, Founder of Flat Friends... Wow, what a day of triumphs and friendship!! This years event saw nine ladies compete in various events, all to raise funds for Flat Friends UK. Five of those ladies are members of Flat Friends and four were friends or family who entered to support us. Angie Bradford and I competed in [...]
In an interview published in the Daily Mail last week, A-lister Kathy Bates spoke out about living flat, without reconstruction, since her bilateral mastectomy five years ago - as well as living with lymphoedema which developed as a result of the lymph node clearance. Flat Friend and blogger Kim Feast (@flatfabulousandlivingwithcancer) covered the piece on her Facebook channel and has given us permission [...]
From an article in LIVE24SEVEN... Flat Friend Jan Poole talks about her breast cancer diagnosis and Breast Cancer Haven in Hereford: Five of Janet Poole's aunts have had breast cancer so when she was diagnosed a few months after her sister it sent shock waves through the family. "Telling my family was the hardest part" recalls Janet. "I knew I [...]
Kayla Doohan, who's been a member of Flat Friends UK since October 2016, and who was one of the youngest women with breast cancer in Scotland when she was diagnosed at just 20 years old, opened the Race for Life event in Holyrood Park Edinburgh yesterday. Kayla went through breast cancer for the first time in 2005, and again in [...]
According to Flat Friend Sue Foster, Richard Bull - aka Bully to those that know and love him (that would include us then!) - is just a bit bonkers. "I've known this lovely man for years" she said, "they threw away the mold when they made him, he doesn't do anything by halves!" He sure doesn't. Today Bully and his [...]