Vicky Brandle

After being diagnosed in October 2013, I had chemotherapy followed by a mastectomy in March 2014. I then had radiotherapy and then started to take Tamoxifen. I was reluctant to have reconstruction, but after attending two of Restores Show and Tell sessions I finally had mine in January 2018. I had a delayed Diep Flap right breast reconstruction. Following this, I was so happy with what my surgeon had done for me that I couldn’t wait to join Restore as a volunteer model.

I was even happier when I was asked to become a Trustee. This gives me the opportunity to help other women with their decision making as they go through their reconstruction journeys. I am so glad that I had my surgery as it changed my life and gave me more confidence. I have made friends with some lovely ladies in Restore and it is an honour to be part of this amazing charity.

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