Michaela Strachan feels 'perky' following double mastectomy
'Springwatch' presenter Michaela Strachan has revealed that she feels 'perky' following her breast reconstruction surgery after her double mastectomy
Michaela Strachan is feeling "perky" after her breast reconstruction procedure following a double mastectomy to treat her breast cancer.
The 'Springwatch' presenter revealed that she is "feeling great" after having the surgery to reconstruct her breasts, after having a mastectomy to remove the cancerous cells.
Michaela announced her decision to have the life-saving surgery in an article in You magazine, but talking on ITV's 'Lorraine' this morning (07.10.14), she revealed that she is feeling better.
She told the show: "I'm feeling great. I wrote that article for You magazine myself six weeks ago and since then I have had reconstruction so I am feeling 'perky'."
The 48-year-old television presenter did admit that she had been worried after receiving her diagnosis because she thought that the cancer might have spread to her back.
She told Lorraine: "I had terrible back pain from doing [the reality show] 'Splash' and I thought maybe that's not just 'Splash' maybe I've got secondary cancer and maybe I'm not going to make it - all those thoughts go through your head and it is a very frightening time."
However, once she was given the option to have the mastectomy, Michaela revealed that she took a no-nonsense approach.
She shared: "I was terribly pragmatic about it. Once I got over the shock then it was practical, 'OK, when can we fit it in?'"
Michaela also praised her "brave" partner Nick Chevallier - who tragically lost his first wife to colon cancer - for his support, before adding: "I am so blessed that they found it early."