Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A new video from Debra

Hello there ladies. You know of late we're starting to see breast prostheses coming into the shop that have been damaged by these new elasticised bras that seem to be the rage. This is caused by the fact that these bras cause a pressure line across the back of the prosthesis that eventually leads to a crack or split in the prosthesis envelope. Whereas a proper mastectomy bra has a pocket that holds the prosthesis gently with no pressure ridges. If a prosthesis is damaged by one of these bras it will not be covered by manufacturers warranty. I have prepared a short video to explain the difference. Cheers Debra

Sunday, July 29, 2012

We went mile to Miles!

Just back from a weekend in Miles on the Western Darling Downs. The Breast & Prostate Cancer Association does annual workshops in rural areas of Qld to educate women (and now men) on important health issues. Namely breast and prostate cancer. This event was well attended and speakers included breast surgeon Dr Chris Pyke (in the photo with me) , mens' health expert Dr Toby Ford, Dr Jane Talbot a phsychiatrist who works with women and other specialists including physiotherapists, breast care nurses and me. Workshops like this are important and at Spirit of Life Boutique we we are very happy to continue to support our rural sisters along side the BPCAQ on their country trips. I spoke about the Government Medicare rebate for new prostheses as well as explaining just what it is we do at Spirit of Life Boutique. We are not a department store that also sells prostheses along with womens' fashion, mens' fashion and white goods! No way. Looking after women who have been through the anguish of breast cancer is all we do We're passionate about it and we love being there for our special ladies. Til next time. Debra

Thursday, July 12, 2012

One week down and week 2 going well...

So here we are in week 2 at Clayfield. The ladies who have visited the new shop tell me that they just love it. I must admit I get a real thrill from opening up each morning. I really love working in this new environment to help our special ladies. If you haven't been here then please drop in for a look. I am sure you will love it as much as all the others who have been in the door since we opened! Debra

Friday, July 6, 2012

So we've been officially opened!

Wow.. what a night. Just back home after our official opening of our new store at Clayfield. We had a small group of very special people who have all contributed to the on going success of the Boutique and more importantly our new shop at Clayfield. We thank them all for their attendance tonight. Councillor David McLachlan of the Hamilton Ward unveiled a plaque and officially opened the new store. Thank you so much David. here are some quick snaps from the night. Till next time... Debra.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

This is it! Tomorrow the curtain goes up!

Well... this is it. Over 2 months of planning come to the point where the rubber hits the road. Tomorrow, July 2 we open at Clayfield. The shift has been a lot of work. Neither Mark nor I have had a day off in all this time and we're so happy with the way the new Spirit of Life looks. It has a really nice look and feel to it and we're sure you are going to love it. Our new address is 682 Sandgate Road Clayfield, just outbound from Clayfield College. Our new phone number is 3262 9144 and Tels
tra is supposed to be organising a divert on the old one.. but to date they haven't. Don't get mark started on Telstra.. they have sent him mad! So.. please do come and visit us at the new Spirit of Life Boutique at Clayfield! Debra