Weekly Round Up
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 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.
As someone who loves reading, I could identify with Beth’s sadness that her daughter didn’t share her Mom’s love of books – but this story has a happy ending which Beth shares on her blog this week.
A well-thought out and expressed argument against “pink-shopping” on Nancy‘s blog; Debbie continues the argument against pink-washing on her blog and Knot unequivocally asks the question, but where’s the cure?
An important post by Anne Marie on why we have to speak loud and clear for our treatment preferences to be heard.
Chris asks the question do we need more inclusion and diversity within cancer support?
Information on casting for recovery on the Medivizor blog.
Many of my blogger friends find a renewed or newly discovered love of writing through their blogs, and if this sounds like you, you will find Tric‘s latest blog of interest.
As we approach Halloween, Tom has written about how this time triggers painful associations for him.
My friend Gai shares why she is so passionate about teaching and sharing her advice on empowered living.
Cancer can make you crazy, so says Eileen this week, and I am inclined to agree with her.
A thought-provoking question from Justine – are you reacting rather than responding to your life?
Anna‘s poem This Time It’s Different really touched me this week.
The Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance released the results of its Changing the Landscape for People Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer report and you can read more on this on the MBCN blog.
A post on Neoadjuvant therapy on the Hen BackTalk blog.
Rebecca shares Laura’s story of what it’s like to be a younger woman with a diagnosis of breast cancer
Elizabeth has taken off on a trip this week, and shares some of the highlights with us on her blog.
A post on daring to bare on Helen‘s blog.
Barbara shares information on breast prostheses.
Renee and Kylie share a glimpse into their world with Stage IV breast cancer and the tiredness that brings.
Scans are a regular feature of Tami‘s life and this week she shares her way of coping with scanxiety.
The Pink Underbelly raises a glass to the finer things in life this week.
The sights, sounds, tastes and memories associated with cancer remain long after treatment ends, as Uzma‘s latest post illustrates so well.
Did you know that women with disabilities often face huge barriers when it comes to breast cancer screening? Read Laurie‘s blog to find out more.
The importance of survivorship care plans is an essential read on both the LBBC and Teresa‘s blog.
Teri asks if you are ready for a new adventure in your life? If so, why not check out the exciting opportunity she offers to volunteer in India.
I love the idea of Freedom Friday – check out Yvonne‘s blog to learn what it’s about.
An informative post on the BDC blog on counselling help through cancer and counsellor Stacey Fuller has information on how common cognitive distortions impact depression on her blog.
A reminder from Caroline that men get breast cancer too.
Jackie is celebrating some progress as her hair starts to grow back after chemo and speaking of hair growth, check out Nicole‘s advice. I hope that Lisa can draw some comfort from those of us who have been there already, as she experiences the beginnings of losing her hair.
Finally this week, I leave you with a quote from Audrey to take you through another week:
In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take
So until we meet here again next week, tell me what will you dare to risk?
Yours with love
Thank you so much for including my post in your round-up, Marie! I’m honored to be included with these awesome bloggers.
Thank you for including my journey also, the more people I can share with the better, I am determined for more good than bad to come out of this experience. Thank you!
Thanks so much for the mention, I really appreciate it. As always these posts are so interesting and cover so much, thanks for all the effort you make to bring these blogs to our attention.
Thank you so much for including my responding versus reacting post! So glad I posted it right when you even needed it! J
Thank you for linking the Freedom Friday post.. I look forward, each week, to visiting the other blogs you mention as well.
Wonderful round-up again, Marie. You are so faithful in putting it all together. I hope in the coming months to overcome treatment fatigue and scanxiety so I can fully engage in the readiing. xoxoxo
Thank you, Marie. xo
Thanks for this brilliant round-up. I know how much work, care and dedication goes into bringing this to us each week Marie x
Thank you all for your wonderful writing this past week. I look forward to another stimulating week of reading your blogs. Jan, you are always in my thoughts and prayers.
thank you for another spectacular round-up! I have enjoyed meeting so many new bloggers through you, and am so grateful for having the chance to read about their stories. much love, Karen xxoo
Marie, thank you for including my silly post! I was so busy drinking champagne this weekend I’m just now sitting down to read all these awesome posts you’ve so kindly assembled for us. xo
Thanks for the shout out! I got an awesome buzz cut as my hair is falling out! Unfortunately, I was admitted to the hospital for a delicate matter related to chemo side effects and am now recovering from a surgery! Cancer sure does help you develop some grace. Again, many thanks for the support. It means a lot to me. -Lisa at http://www.youngandcancerous.com
Hi Lisa, so sorry to hear you’ve been unwell this week. Wishing you a speedy recovery. Marie