Helping raise awareness. 7 weeks post op πŸ˜πŸ˜

Time has flown since my operation! I have managed a week in Spain and got myself back to work so things have gone pretty well!!

I have been chatting to genesis about supporting their charity and the fabulous research they do. If it wasn’t for research into breast cancer prevention I may not be in the position I am in now- breast cancer free for the rest of my life. Knowledge is power πŸ’ͺ🏼

  
The village I live in during the month of October is doing a “bin the bra campaign” how this works is ladies put their old bras in these bra bins in various shops and the money raised by the weight of the donations goes to breast cancer awareness. The bras are then shipped out to third world countries where women can’t afford bras. I went along to the shop for the photo and to meet a few people involved, it’s a great idea. 
    
The ladies in the shop also had a look at a few of my drain dollies I had in my bag. They loved them! I’m so happy other people think it’s a great idea to produce these bags for women to help them along their journey. The photographer from the magazine took a shot of me “modelling” how they are used 

  

There were some lovely bras in see saw in hale, I shall be trying a few on when I pop in to bin my old bras! 

I’m really looking forward to actually buying nice bras now, before hand when I didn’t like my boobs I wasn’t so fussed what I wore. 

  I still haven’t been to Victoria secret to spend my vouchers I think next week may be the time!😍😍😍

Since my op I have joined various groups on Facebook relating to BrCa. I have met a girl who had her operation done by Mr Murphy a few weeks after me. She’s absolutely lovely and her results are amazing too!!!! (Boob twins) 

Drain dollies has kept me really busy and I have had a few ladies order some and had some great feedback. I’m really chuffed and so glad to help others. The days of pillow cases and plastic bags are no more! 

  
This lady was the first person to order drain dollies, she’s found them really useful and lots of people have commented on them on the ward !! 

I have managed to do quite a few plain colours and a few pattern so there is something for everyone. 

  

Unfortunately for me the journey doesn’t end here, I have got rid of my 85% risk of getting breast cancer .However…

   
 I’m seeing a doctor tomorrow about the ovarian side of things. The risk of this for me is 65%. I’m petrified as it killed my mum and has no symptoms. Hopefully tomorrow will bring some hope about screening my ovaries to keep an eye on them. As soon as I have children they will be gone! X

  

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3 thoughts on “Helping raise awareness. 7 weeks post op πŸ˜πŸ˜

  1. Your story is wonderful. I love your dollies.. I was told by genesis to read your story and to speak to you about your sister aswell because I think the same thing happened to me with loosing on to lack of blood flow and I can’t find anyone who else this has happened.. Hope your the right person.. Even if not your story was really great to read. Xxx

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