Welcome to Blooming Cancer

I’m Juliet and I’m 59. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in January 2016. My tumour was 70mm, Grade 3. Mildly ER+, PR- and HER2+. I had a lumpectomy, mastectomy, chemotherapy and Herceptin.  My active treatment finished in April 2017 and I am now cancer free. I had a second mastectomy for symmetry in November 2017 and am living flat – without breasts.

I’m a blogger, writer, topless flat model and grower of British cut flowers, mostly from seed. 

I campaign and advocate for the right of women and men to be given all of the options after mastectomy so that they can make an informed decision. And that includes the option to remain flat and to have an aesthetic flat finish. 

In July 2018 I had a right total hip replacement which was a totally life changing operation. I can exercise pain free, and I do as often as possible!

This is a blog about breast cancer and flowers. Odd companions you may think, but the second grew out of the first! 

Me and my flowers