Navigating life post-mastectomy is stressful enough. Finding the right bra just adds to the challenge.  

Although all mastectomy bras should be comfortable, adapt to your body as it changes shape, and offer support (… and look good!), there is no one-size-fits-all mastectomy bra. However, there are some things I suggest you look for in a bra post-breast surgery.

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc around the world. Just as we started to breathe a sigh of relief here in Australia that we’d got it under control, new outbreaks in Victoria have everyone on edge, especially cancer patients.

So, what kind of impact is coronavirus having on people with cancer? And what does it mean for you if you’re undergoing breast cancer treatment? 

These are a few tips that have been helping me get through the yucky part of chemo. Not for one second am I saying it will work for everyone, but I wish I had some fun tips when I first got diagnosed.
Did you know guided exercise is essential for people with or surviving cancer? The good news is that due to advances in treatment, many more people are surviving cancer and living longer than ever before, indicating that the cancer care teams are all doing a fantastic job. However, it must be noted that these cancer treatments affect your healthy cells as well and cancer survivors have an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, osteoporosis, cancer recurrence or a new primary cancer.
I’m giving chemo one blog on its own and then that is it! Never to be spoken of again!!! Haha. That probably paints a nice picture of what I think about chemotherapy. Now just so we are really, really clear I think chemo is the worst bloody thing anyone can ever go through in their lives.
I have never sunk so low or felt so vulnerable or scared in my life. It was horrendous. No sugar coating here!
I just read that title back to myself and thought, how did I ever answer that question. Yes, surgeon, I will have the 2 boob mastectomy option. WTF!!! I actually don’t remember much about that decision except that I knew I had to keep any emotion out of it. My beautiful surgeon had explained my options and I needed to make my next move. I had to remove any connection to my body, my soul and my sexuality and just think about the disease and my odds of survival.
The doctor calls my name, I look back now and think they must absolutely dread these moments. I was called into the doctor's room, ready for her to tell me that I needed to drain my boob. Nope, she tells me I have cancer!
Wouldn't it be nice if we weren't so desensitised to Cancer that we aren't all rushing out to find a cure? Shut the shops, close the pubs, send the kids home from school - we have a disease, called Cancer, that is killing over 9.5 million of us each year. And whilst I know it's more complicated than that, and I know that we have a real imminent threat in COVID 19, but geez it's sometimes difficult to comprehend when you are a cancer sufferer or survivor.