Weekly Round-Up

girl_with_lassoTime 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 I’ve wanted to share with you. Just click on the highlighted links to read the posts. If you have written a post which you would like readers to see, just leave a comment below.

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Let me start off this week with a quote from the intro to an excellent guest post on Bringing Up Goliath. “It’s easy and understandable to get so wrapped up in a breast cancer diagnosis that you lose sight of those around you, those that love you.  As focus turns inward, it’s sometimes difficult to recognize breast cancer’s reach to family members, especially our male family members. Our sons, brothers and husbands who get the lucky job of standing on the sidelines waiting for updates, judging our reactions or just holding our hands while holding their breath.”   Stacey’s post inspired Feisty Blue Gecko to write her own post on this same theme. Both posts are well worth reading for a better awareness of the effect of cancer on the family.

Terri has written a heart-wrenching post this week about a stark choice she faces now that she has finished her treatment for breast cancer. However, there is a twist in this tale – Terri has chosen not to sit around earth bound and wallow in her despair, but to find her wings and fly off on a new adventure. Do read Terri’s story and perhaps you might be inspired as I am to support her in this new chapter of her life.

And once more I have been rendered speechless with the beauty of Lauren’s writing. This week she is telling the story of her beloved dog Scout, the Wonderdog and what Scout, who is battling cancer, has to teach us about illness, life and an invincible spirit.

My friend Debbie celebrated her birthday this week, and the anniversary of your birth-day being a time for reflection, and particularly when you are living with cancer, her post is a beautiful meditation on thankfulness.

Speaking of thankfulness, Annemiekeh, an inspirational LiveStrong leader, has been writing her own post of gratitude for friends and support this week.

Finally, I am so in awe of the work that Jody Schoger continues to do in raising awareness of survivorship issues. This week in Oncology Times, she writes about what the latest study on breast cancer lymph node surgery means to her as a breast cancer survivor and advocate.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Marie x