Weekly Round Up: Cancer Platitudes and Pet Peeves Edition


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.

Beth shares her “pet peeves” – things well-meaning people say to persons with cancer; chief among them “everything happens for a reason”.  Eileen has been writing on the same platitudinous theme. “I don’t care for platitudes about dancing in the rain”, she writes, “They work to a point, and then they ring hollow. It’s not a negative. It’s just a reality.” And if you are still wondering what not to say to a person with cancer, Rosemary has some frank advice for you.

A reminder by Liz to cover up in the sun – not that hard for me today as it’s raining right now in Ireland!

JoAnn has been absent from the blogosphere for a few months and shares some of the pain she has been going through lately following the death of her grandmother, and the major life changes she has been going through. And Cancer Is Not Pink writes of her raw grief following the death of her son, Mikey, from pancreatic cancer, in a heart breaking post

Terri shares some of the hidden costs of breast reconstruction surgery in her latest post.

Beautiful post by Yvonne W on watching her beloved daughter growing up.

In her latest post, Carrie writes of a lack of understanding of what it’s like to have cancer and be a working mother.

Helen shares the latest report from MacMillan Cancer Support on the side effects of cancer treatment.

As someone who has put on more weight than I care to admit to lately, I can really identify with Caroline‘s frustration and disappointment regarding her own  weight gain.

Amy shares her monthly hereditary cancer news update.

Wendi has written on the topic of “the Cancer/Disease Olympics” this week.

I was delighted to read Elizabeth’s review of  Beth’s latest book

Yvonne sets an intention to return to writing her blog.

Finally this week, Mandi is recovering from her latest surgery – sending love your way Mandi.

Until next week,

Yours with love

Marie xxx