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"It’s a Good Thing You Have a Feeling There" a.k.a. The Nipple Reconstruction

“It’s a good thing you have a feeling there!” exclaimed my plastic surgeon as she plunged her scalpel into my breast.

I was reclined in a chair in her office and she was starting my nipple reconstruction surgery. 999 more words


Update: follow-up appointments and more surgery

Today’s update is going to be difficult to write. I’ve been avoiding it for a couple of reasons. One reason is because I had a bit of a breakdown following the news. 1,859 more words


Dear In-laws

Dear All my in-laws,

I think I have forgiven ya’ll but there is still so much left unsaid. My feelings have been hurt how what I went through was brushed aside.   231 more words

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Reflecting on the "Let's Talk About It" Series Video Shoot

Our Young Women’s Initiative recently launched two videos as part of the “Let’s Talk About It” Video Series. Arin Ahlum Hanson, MPH, CHES, manager of the Young Women’s Initiative, wrote this post about the day of the shoot and working with the young women and video crew who helped create the additions to this series. 455 more words

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Pennies from Heaven

“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” 920 more words


Supporting The Pink Place

Totally Tennis are pleased to be supporting local charity The Pink Place in memory of one of its co-founders Julia Dingwall in their latest fundraising event, a Charity Catwalk Show and Clothing Sale on Friday 26th September. 207 more words

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Sick Sick Sick

So the day came, Thursday 11th September, to have my first chemotherapy treatment.

I headed with my Mum to the Medical Day Unit (MDU) and was told to head to the Silver Room, chair 23. 489 more words