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YOURS (UK) - - Feel Good -

Mairi McAra (64) changed her style after be­ing treated for breast cancer in 2001. She had a mas­tec­tomy with an im­me­di­ate re­con­struc­tion, fol­lowed by chemo­ther­apy and ra­dio­ther­apy. After surgery, she de­vel­oped lym­phoedema – a col­lec­tion of fluid that has caused her right arm to swell. Mairi says, “The lym­phoedema in my arm af­fected my con­fi­dence to be­gin with, but I al­ways re­mind my­self that it’s a small price to pay for be­ing alive. The shirts and blouses I would have worn be­fore are not com­fort­able and too nar­row on the arms. “Now I wear more round and v-neck tops with floaty or stretchy sleeves. I still shop in Joules, Hobbs and M&S and I also like F&F at Tesco. It took a while to build up my con­fi­dence, but I’ve got back the cheeky per­son­al­ity I had in my 20s! I’m also tak­ing to the cat­walk in the Breast Cancer Care Scot­land Fash­ion Show. I want to show oth­ers you can look good after a breast cancer The Breast Cancer Care Scot­land Fash­ion Show, Oc­to­ber 26, the Hil­ton Ho­tel, Glas­gow. Visit www.breast­cancer­care.org.uk/theshows­cot­land

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