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.
This week saw a storm of debate in the blogosphere over Melissa Etheridge and Sheryl Crow’s “advice” on surviving breast cancer – to catch a true flavor of the debate read these posts by Rachel Caroline Eileen Kimberly and Ann Marie.
Gorgeous post by Yvonne Watterson commemorating Remembrance Sunday, Penny shares stunning images of the field of poppies at the Tower of London and Sharon remembers that this date marks the date of her cancer diagnosis ten years ago.
Jen is celebrating good news – her latest scan shows one year of no evidence of disease.
Considering reconstruction after breast surgery? Then you won’t want to miss Nancy‘s latest post.
Can you think of reasons to be thankful for cancer? I know it’s controversial but Sarah isn’t alone in sharing her latest thoughts.
Pinktober may be gone, but it’s not forgotten as the Cancer Curmudgeon‘s latest post demonstrates.
Laurel has some advice for dealing with scanxiety.
A warm welcome back to the weekly round-up to Kathi.
Beautiful reflections on color, shadows, and life on Elizabeth‘s blog.
Is there a “right” way to do cancer? Sharon of 4 Times and Counting tackles the question on her blog this week.
Grit, determination and resilience are the order of the day in Catherine’s latest post.
A celebration of Fall on Searching For EMWA.
Advice from Barbara on adjusting your wardrobe to your altered body shape.
Jackie has held a ceremonial burning of her wig.
Stacey shares advice on managing holiday stress.
Elissa is half way through radiation treatment.
Debbie asks what are you struggling with? And wonders if she can help you.
Britt shares her adventures with the gym Part 2.
Both Lara and Margaret set out to clarify the “one-in-eight” breast cancer statistic.
Easy popcorn squares are on The Pink Kitchen menu.
Caroline asks at what point does the fear go away?
Loving the new look of Yvonne’s blog.
A personal look at status post-mastectomy from doctor turned patient Uzma.
Nicole asks a leading question: Why don’t we see more images and stories of black women with metastatic cancer?
Great post by Beth on balancing on the high-wire of cancer survivorship.
Finally this week some lovely reminders from Julia on learning to love ourselves and from Tric to value what we have, rather than wishing we had more and
Until next week,
Yours with love
Life does bring us joy and worry,
impossible it seems to carry
all its hard, imposing load
without some help along the road…
Childish? Maybe… My belief
claims that Darkness and our grief
‘alone’ we will not have to face:
There are angels in this maze…
If things get tough,
you need some love
and light thru night
to shine or guide…
When God was born
and night turned morn’,
they, too, were near
and quothed: “Don’t fear!”…
Another stellar Round-Up, Marie. I’ve got plenty of reading material for the weekend! xo
Thanks so much for including my post. Such an honor & in great company!
Good morning! Great list, and thank you so much for include me and my jiggly bits in it! xoxo
And from a medical perspective (and being married to someone who does exactly this for a living), Nancy’s post on considerations regarding reconstruction were spot on. Having some really quite good and useful information was a delight to read after Ms. Etheridge’s nonsense.
Wonderful round up as always–thanks!!!!
Thank you once again for including my post. I look forward to reading as always the many wonderful posts you highlight here.
Thanks, darlin’. So many goodies out there! Let’s have that craic someday, okay?? 😉 xoxo, Kathi