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I really thought I would die...

Posted by Emilienne Rebel on

I really thought I would die...

Five years ago this week I took the plunge to get a second mastectomy and double breast reconstruction (bi latteral). The decision to undergo the nine hour intensive surgery was not made lightly and I really struggled with the thought of putting my now healthy (then post cancer five years) body under so much surgery... not to mention the worry and risk for my young family. However I did go ahead and early morning on the Monday stood in front of the hospital mirror whilst my surgeon drew lines and explained changes to the expected operation. She told me my...

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The Perks of a Breast Reconstruction... better boobs than before?

Posted by Emilienne Rebel on

Well Christina Applegate certainly thinks so and I have to say having had a double mastectomy and reconstruction myself I love my new breasts and so was definitely a 'perk' for me. I thought I would share this uplifting opinion.  'You can get better boobs than you had before!' Christina Applegate on the perks (and the pitfalls) of having a double mastectomy' Actress and breast cancer survivor Christina Applegate has spoken out about her life and her body six years after she underwent a double mastectomy.The 42-year old mother-of-one, based in California, says that breast reconstruction has improved by leaps...

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Angelina's Preventative surgeries to beat Ovarian and Breast Cancers

Posted by Emilienne Rebel on

http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/angelina-jolie-surgery-article-1.2160538 Such and inspirational story for many facing a similar dilemma. Angelina Jolie, whose mother died from Ovarian Cancer in 2007, said she underwent the surgery (the brave decision to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes in her continued quest to reduce her risk of cancer) last week, two years after she underwent a double mastectomy because she carried a mutation in the BRCA1 gene. “It is not easy to make these decisions,” she wrote. “But it is possible to take control and tackle head-on any health issue.” Click on link above to see the full article on NYDailyNews.

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Sensitive scalp post surgery…?

Posted by Emilienne Rebel on

Bold Beanies are not just for hair loss caused by treatments for different types of cancer including breast cancer or for those who are bald because of alopecia temporary or otherwise. These beautiful breathable caps are perfect for anyone who is having surgery to the head, brain and needs something soft to cover up and to keep warm. The perfect alternative to an itchy woollen hat or wig or scarf which is often hard to tie and slips about.Bold Beanies have minimal seams so there is no irritation to the scalp. The label is on the outside and the fabric...

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