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. Don’t forget if you have written a post which you would like readers to see, just leave a comment below.

To borrow a phrase from Nancy, “looks like more pink shenanigans have been going on”  – this time the Kohl’s/Komen partnership and their (mis) appropriation of a distinctive image and message by METAvivor. Alongside Nancy’s blog on this, The Accidental Amazon, The Breast Cancer Consortium,  Regrounding, and  The Sarcastic Boob are all required reading on the subject.

And if you want to see the face of Stage IV breast cancer, then read on. I found it difficult to read Jan’s latest blog or Knot Telling without crying. Both share the stark truth of this disease which is robbing them  of vitality and health, and it is so damn unfair.

Anyone who has spent anytime in a hospital has heard the cacophony of noise which makes sleep and rest nearly impossible – this is the topic of the latest blog on Medivizor. This point is also taken up by Kathy Kastner here. And an interesting post by Dr Elaine Schattner about tweeting your hospital stay.

I love that Ann MarieFiona and Renn have written this week about the importance that online connections have been to them.

Catherine Cerisey, whom I had the great pleasure of meeting in Paris last year, has information on her blog about a crowd-funding campaign to publish a book aimed at children whose mothers have cancer.

Beverly has a post on the top five things you should never say to a breast cancer survivor.

Check out the fab new look on Catherine Brunelle’s blog.

Terri shares her latest safari adventure with us.

Becki has important information on Lord Saatchi’s Medical Innovation Bill in the United Kingdom.

A blog on male breast cancer at Entering a World of Pink.

Elizabeth is looking for some ideas for a cancer fundraiser – can you help her?

Lisa is reflecting on an upcoming cancerversary.

I continue to be inspired by Justine’s Ever Upward blog

Finally this week, I leave you with some words from a beautiful meditation on grief by Philippa 

The wound is indeed still fresh, our hearts still grieve.  Yet there is a gold nugget of life, that which lives on within us and which we must hold on to and cherish.

Until next week.

Cherish the nugget of gold when you find it.

Yours with love

Marie xxx