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New Resource! Preparing for Surgery
Preparing for Surgery: a new resource for women facing mastectomy! Includes a pre-surgery checklist, supply list, recovery tips from patients who have been there, FAQ, and more.
Brenda – “I should not have to feel embarrassed or humiliated by my own body, ever.”
Brenda tells her story of going flat and needing multiple surgeries to get an acceptable result.
“Deborah” – Flat Women Before Me Paved the Way
Deborah’s story of going flat after mastectomy and waking up to an aesthetic flat closure that reflected her choice back to her.
Informed Consent: The Difference Between Medical Care, and Battery
The difference between medical care and battery is informed consent – the patient MUST agree to the treatment being performed ahead of time.
$$$ Conflict of Interest for Flat Closure $$$
Denying a patient a flat closure at their initial surgery can result in more profit for the surgeon performing the revision to “fix” it.
Shouldn’t CANCER be your toughest fight when you’re fighting breast cancer?
Flat denial can be even more traumatic than the mastectomy itself, and must end.
“Flat Denial”: Stand Up, Speak Out, and Protect Patients
I have struggled to come up with a label for the malpractice of leaving extra tissue on a mastectomy patient’s chest against her consent. Labels matter – it’s hard to speak about an experience if you don’t have verbiage to describe it. My friend Amanda has a dark sense of humor, and calls the awfulContinue reading ““Flat Denial”: Stand Up, Speak Out, and Protect Patients”
Cindy – Her surgeon joked about overriding her wishes to be flat
Cindy tells her survivor story of choosing to go flat after mastectomy and suffering intentional flat denial at the hands of an unethical surgeon.
Cassandra “My surgeon was a woman…”
Cassie tells her story of flat denial and dog ear removal at revision.