Shedding Light On A Winter Solstice

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There is something very special about today’s date. In the northern hemisphere December 21st is celebrated as the Winter Solstice and I feel drawn to celebrate its ancient meaning. Nowhere is it celebrated… Continue reading

Weekly Round Up

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Time for this week’s round-up of the best of the blog posts which I’ve read over the past week. These are the posts that have moved me, taught me something, inspired me, and which… Continue reading

Coping With Cancer At Christmastime

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My first chemotherapy session started on the 15th December 2004, exactly ten days before Christmas. I was violently ill immediately after each session and this usually lasted for a week, tapering off in intensity until… Continue reading

Motivation Monday

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Weekly Round Up: Cancer’s Legacy

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Time for this week’s round-up of the best of the blog posts which I’ve read over the past week. These are the posts that have moved me, taught me something, inspired me, and which… Continue reading

The One Million Milestone

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  Do you remember when you first started blogging? Maybe, like me, you wondered if anyone would ever read your blog. I can still remember the excitement when I got my first few blog visitors… Continue reading

New Guidelines For Breast Cancer Survivorship Care

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The American Cancer Society/American Society of Clinical Oncology  have just published new breast cancer survivorship care plan guidelines.  The purpose of this guide is to provide recommendations to enhance the quality of clinical… Continue reading

Motivation Monday

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Weekly Round Up

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Time for this week’s round-up of the best of the blog posts which I’ve read over the past week. These are the posts that have moved me, taught me something, inspired me, and which… Continue reading

Fighting, battling, and beating: combat metaphors in medicine are just wrong

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Originally posted on Heart Sisters:
by Carolyn Thomas  ♥  @HeartSisters Are you “battling” heart disease”? Have you “beaten” cancer? Are you “fighting” a chronic illness? These wartime references are metaphors as described by Dr.…