What to pack for a mastectomy

Happy Magazine Reader Bríd O’Connor from County Kerry has contributed the following piece on what to pack in your hospital bag for a mastectomy. I had a bilateral mastectomy just over three weeks ago. As with all operations, they are…

#scancitement – Jen’s version of #scanxiety

Jen of The Cancer Chronicles blog has very kindly allowed us to re-publish a post she wrote recently on ‘scanxiety’. If you’re on a cancer journey, this term probably doesn’t need any explaining, am I right? Jen’s post might help…

Girl Power: THEYA Healthcare’s post-surgery underwear

THEYA Healthcare are an innovative Irish company that are truly dedicated to what they do – providing women with post-surgery underwear that can actually help you feel better faster I had my breast cancer surgery in June last year. I…

5 tips for getting through hospital scans

Thump. The sound of your hospital scan appointment letter landing on the doormat. Or is it the sound of your heart falling to your shoes? Hospital scans are a difficult part of life after a cancer diagnosis. And it’s hard.…

7 things to bring with you to chemo

Attending a hospital or cancer care centre for chemotherapy can often be a long day of waiting – waiting to have your bloods taken, waiting to see your doctor and waiting to get time on a couch to receive your…

7 things to bring with you to chemo

Attending a hospital or cancer care centre for chemotherapy can often be a long day of waiting – waiting to have your bloods taken, waiting to see your doctor and waiting to get time on a couch to receive your…