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.
I was delighted this week to take part in an online chat on the topic of blogging, hosted by Becky Hogue. Becky follows up on the chat with this post on her blog.
Good reminders from Elizabeth and Caroline to practice self-care.
Jennifer shares some practical advice for the summer sun on her blog.
Liz looks back on a year since she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
A question from Nancy How Did You First Hear the Words, You Have Cancer?
Terri writes of what to expect from a breast reconstruction consult.
Loved learning more about Kathi‘s rock chick past in her latest post and getting a glimpse into Carrie‘s life beyond her blog.
Wendi shares her cancer theme songs with us and bemoans on the ubiquitous uplifting sound-track usually associated with cancer.
A reminder from Audrey on the importance of patient-centred care – a topic I also wrote about this week.
Interesting to read about cancer survivorship from a clinicians perspective on Chris’ Cancer Community blog.
The title of Carolyn‘s latest post Turning “Why me?” into “Why not me?” really resonated with me this week.
Finally this week, just as I was putting the finishing touches to the Weekly Round-Up my Twitter timeline exploded with tweets of sadness and shock on the passing of Kate Granger. For those not familiar with Kate, a doctor-turned-cancer patient, who pioneered a hugely influential campaign called “Hello My Name Is” to encourages medical workers to introduce themselves, following her own experiences as a patient. It’s a wonderful legacy to leave behind, but dreadfully sad that Kate died much too soon. For a very fitting tribute, read George Julian‘s moving blog.
Until next week,
Yours with love
I was very pleased that you shared “Why me?” with your readers (a guest post this week about Cathy Aumack-Bandy’s amazing patient story) but also very sad to read here that Dr. Kate has died. Like so many of her admirers, I’ve been following her tweets since she was admitted to St. Gemma’s Hospice. What an inspiration her #HelloMyNameIs campaign has been – as one of her friends wrote: “…proving that the little things are the big things”. She truly changed the face of health care.
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I’m often struck by the similarities between what you’ve been through as a heart attack survivor Carolyn and what we have cope with through breast cancer.
Such an interesting collection this week, Marie. Thank you for including me. xoxo, Kathi
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Loved learning more about you Kathi x