Category Archive: Top Posts

On the death of the beloved

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Originally posted on Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer:
My beloved mother passed away this morning. Death Notice of Brighid (Brídge) Ennis On the Death of the Beloved Though we need to weep your loss,…

Thanksgiving Greetings From Ireland: What Are You Most Thankful For Today?

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One of the things I’m most grateful for in my life is that I feel part of a wonderful support community through this blog. While we don’t celebrate the day officially here in… Continue reading

6 warning signs that online health information may be unreliable

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Originally posted on Doctor's bag:
If you are using Dr Google to find information about a health problem – like most people do – you will come across unreliable online information. Information…

Every seriously ill person needs to develop a style for their illness

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In preparation for an upcoming presentation on the value of stories in medicine, I’ve been doing lots of reading. I came across this quote from writer, Anatole Broyard, literary critic and editor for The… Continue reading

Mindful Monday

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“In handbooks on Chinese traditional painting, an advice commonly given to the artist who wishes to learn to paint trees is to sketch them in winter, for then, without the seductive yet confused… Continue reading

Sex and Intimacy After Breast Cancer: Susan’s Story

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Originally posted on Living Beyond Breast Cancer's Blog:
There are many ways a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment can impact your sexual life. In anticipation of our new publication, Breast Cancer inFocus:…

Rebekah Gibbs’ Death Shows Just How Deadly Breast Cancer Can Be In Young Women

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Actress Rebekah Gibbs has died today aged 41, six years after a diagnosis of breast cancer. Gibbs played paramedic Nina Farr for more than 100 episodes of the BBC medical drama, Casualty, between 2004 and 2006. Rebekah… Continue reading

MoJo Monday

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If you aren’t familiar with the idea behind Mojo Monday, it’s a writing prompt to get your creativity flowing. Feel free to write about it on your blogs or simply leave a comment… Continue reading

A Nice Surprise

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  I broke off my mammoth weekly task of curating the weekly round-up to find my name on this list of influential epatients and patient advocates. You’ll recognize some familiar faces, stalwarts of the… Continue reading

Fighting Battles And The Language Of Cancer

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Media portrayals of cancer as “a battle to be fought”, and its focus on ‘brave fighters’ beating the odds, can lead to feelings of guilt and failure in people with a terminal diagnosis,… Continue reading