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BFFL Co.

BFFL Co.

As many of you already know, sharing tips with friends is one of my favorite things to do. One company that I have been meaning to tell you about is BFFL Co.

BFFL stands for “Best Friends for Life”. Isn’t that the cutest name?  Well, it’s a cute name with a very real and important purpose. Introduced to me by a girlfriend (isn’t that how we find out about all the great things in life?), I am excited to share it with you!

BFFL Co. (“Best Friends for Life”) provides information, support and a wide range of products that help patients recover from surgery and other medical treatments in comfort and with dignity. I so completely and totally wish that this company had been around when I had my surgery in 2010!  The Silver Lining  is that it now exists for you and your loved ones!

Here’s a little background: BFFL Co was founded in 2011 by Elizabeth Chabner Thompson, MD, MPH (Master’s ...

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Rita Wilson | The Silver Pen

Rita Wilson Breast Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment

Rita Wilson Breast Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment

Did you hear about Rita Wilson?  FBC. Yep. I was as surprised as you are.  Having been in ...

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Angelina Jolie | The Silver Pen

Angelina Jolie Pitt: Diary of a Surgery

Last night, I received an email alert from the New York Times with an article entitled, “Angelina Jolie Pitt: Diary of a Surgery.” My first ...

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Mastectomy vs. Lumpectomy

 

Recently, I came across a fantastic article about choosing between having a mastectomy versus a lumpectomy for early FBC.  Making any one of the ...

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Intimacy During Cancer Treatment | The Silver Pen

Let’s Talk About Sex (During Cancer Treatment), Baby

Let’s Talk About Sex (During Cancer Treatment), Baby

In the midst of a cancer diagnosis, treatment, or recovery, intimacy can easily slip to the bottom ...

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Clothes Shopping Post-Mastectomy – It’s the Junior High Locker Room All Over Again!

Clothes Shopping Post-Mastectomy – It’s the Junior High Locker Room All Over Again!

Here’s something that I didn’t expect (and that no one tells you ...

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How to Prepare for Surgery

One of my dear readers was unfortunately diagnosed with FBC (f-bomb breast cancer for new readers). She is having surgery in the next couple of ...

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The Girlfriend's Guide to Constipation Relief

There is nothing – absolutely nothing! – like being constipated after surgery. Oh dear heavens is it ever wretched. (Unfortunately!) I’ve had to walk ...

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The Angelina Jolie Mastectomy Factor

The Angelina Jolie Mastectomy

Last week was a full-ON Angelia Jolie kind of week. Because so many people have asked my opinion about her decision ...

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Guest Post: Not Just Another Body Part

Today, I am really excited to share a guest post by my colleague and friend, Dr. Betsy Bates Freed. In addition to being a clinical ...

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Breast Cancer Pre-Surgery Care Package

Several times every week, people ask me:

What can I do for my sister/mother/friend who is having a mastectomy?

Enough people have asked that I ...

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