Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Read Anne's experiences of breast cancer

Dear Thea,
In 2007, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and had five operations on the affected breast including a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. At the time my surgeon wanted to make adjustments to my other breast, to make them more symmetrical, but I wouldn't allow her to do it.

This year, I decided the time was right to have that done, and went ahead with the procedure. On this occasion, I had a really bad allergic reaction to the skin glue, and all sorts of subsequent problems with the waterproof dressings they were using. After five days my breast looked like a piece of raw meat, with huge red wealds and sores all over it. I said to the nurse that I looked like something out of a horror film. It was a real mess.
For the remainder of the period I had to have a dressing on they just taped dry gauze over it, and when that came off I still had the red wealds which had dried and gone flaky.

As soon as they gave me the go ahead I started to moisturise with Thea'sSuper Nourish Body Butter and within 4 days, the breast was almost clear again. I have continued using the product all over my body and my skin, for a 53 year old, is soft and glowing with the most wonderful luminosity. 

Thank you.

Anne Slater, Nottingham

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