My Journey started back in 2005 when I was 36. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in my left breast. I had a lumpectomy, radiotherapy and was put on tamoxifen. Unfortunately on 1st March 2012 I was diagnosed again and had a bilateral mastectomy in the April. In November 2012 I underwent a bilateral TUG flap reconstruction this was followed by several fat transferal surgeries (lypo sculpting) to give my new breasts volume and shape. My journey was then completed with a nipple reconstruction surgery and followed by a couple of sessions of tattooing to add the areola.
It was a long journey from my mastectomy to the completion of my new breasts but a journey that I was extremely glad that I took as it really did give me my life back. During my journey I also discovered that I carried the BRCA1 gene.
I have been part of Restore from the beginning and am very proud to be a Trustee of such an amazing charity that is there to help and guide ladies through this awful journey. I’ve met a lot of amazing people throughout my whole journey some of which, I’m proud to say, have become good friends.
However you would like to get involved, we would love to hear from you.