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On the Emotional Aftermath of Mastectomy.

This is another post from the draft vault. Written May 2014 a few weeks after my mastectomy and never posted. Though I have written more on the theme of this piece since 2014, I post this now, at the two year anniversary of my surgery, in service to all those who are wrestling with their own feelings either in the run up to, or the aftermath of, a mastectomy. 1,735 more words

Breast Cancer

Living with lymphoedema


I’ve spent the last few days on the beautiful Gower coast on an exciting project with Pocket Medic making film-based prescriptions to help patients manage their chronic disease. 877 more words


Guide to Compression

Are you new to wearing compression, or have you owned compression gear and felt that it cost more than it was worth?  The benefits of wearing compression will only be revealed to the wearer if they are following these 5 rules: 275 more words

All About Compression

Noticing Differences

Wow. It just occurred to me that I had not written in the blog for a while. Hence my last post and now this one. 332 more words

Breast Cancer


I started treatment about a month and a half ago. My right leg  and foot is much smaller than it was. I have been measured for my custom stocking and toe caps.  600 more words


Sickness Stinks, but Healing is SWEET

I type this blog post from the beautiful Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. This unexpected, perfectly timed, all-expenses paid trip to celebrate the professional success of a loved one has been nothing short of amazing. 455 more words

Randomly On Purpose

One Third of the Way

Today was my 11th radiation treatment – which means that I’m 1/3 of my way through this phase of treatment. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. 245 more words

My Life Then & Now