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.

It seems there were a lot of questions and soul-searching this week in the blogosphere. What’s the worst part of having cancer? I think it is different for everyone. Rebecca shares her thoughts on the topic in her latest post. Another interesting question, courtesy of Carrie, what defines you? Great question from Margaret this week: Is Your Hospital “The One for cancer survival?” How can we tell? And Oliver examines the question of whether male breast cancer overlooked in clinical trials.

I just realized that I forgot all about Poetry Friday yesterday! Luckily Audrey  and Vickie have written poetry I can belatedly share in the round-up.

Great post by Beth exploring they myth that breast cancer is the “good cancer” to have. As a companion piece, read Maureen on the spectre of recurrence and Renza on degrees of “good” when it comes to diabetes. Although she is writing about diabetes, I can’t help thinking how easily her words could be said about breast cancer too.

There is no ‘at least...’ when it comes to diabetes. There is no discussion about how it ‘could be worse’. Because the truth is, it could be a whole lot better. I could NOT have diabetes.

Elsewhere in the blogosphere…

Rosemary writes about that oh-familiar lasting legacy of cancer – chemobrain.

Yvonne shares a birthday tribute to Bob Dylan in words and images.

Catherine and Tammy have both experienced a set-back this week – please send healing thoughts their way.

Check out the fab new look for Julia‘s blog.

Elizabeth reflects on her fourth cancerversary.

AnneMarie writes about her challenge to Myriad Genetics for access to her gene data.

Claudia has her six-month oncology check-up and muses on the word “oncologist”.

Tributes to Jody Schoger by Nancy and Darryle

Finally this week, Philippa shares some striking images of the rainy season.  Here’s just one of them.

copyright Philippa Ramsden

copyright Philippa Ramsden

Until next week,

Yours with love

Marie xxx