My name is Rosemarie and I am 49 years old. I found a lump in my left breast in April 2018 and in July, whilst still denying it’s existence, my sister was diagnosed with breast cancer following her first mammogram. I felt at this point I needed to support her and it just wasn’t the right time to tell her or my family about my own findings.
My sister was due to go on holiday the ending of July so I seized the opportunity to get myself checked out. On the 9th of August I was told I had breast cancer and would have to have a mastectomy of my left breast.
I decided to undergo the same surgery my sister had opted to have when she returned from holiday in August. On the 20th September 2018 and coincidently my sisters birthday, I underwent a mastectomy of my left breast and reconstruction at the same time, using tissue from my thighs. I underwent my surgery with the support of my sister and my family by my side.
Unfortunately my reconstructive surgery was not successful and I was left with a breast that was not ascetically pleasing to me and also half its original size. This meant I will have to undergo further surgeries in the future to get me the desired size and in the meantime I have to wear a prosthesis. This has left me feeling self conscious and choosing bra’s a little distressing.
The launch of LoveRose Lingerie would definitely help boost my confidence. Having a selection of beautiful and well crafted matching underwear would be so empowering and enable me to feel sexy even whilst wearing a prosthesis.