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.

“There is no higher level of emotion than when a mother is trying to protect their kid from walking a path they’ve already trodden” – a powerful post from  AnneMarie Ciccarella.

Incredibly moving post by Catherine this week, who is the “me” reflected in the mirror?

I’ve made my fair share of mistakes as a patient and as a carer for someone with a serious illness, so I really appreciate Beth‘s post this week on how to avoid making some of the most common mistakes.

Exciting news as A Fresh Chapter expands its International Odyssey Program to include Costa Rica.

An interesting question from Chris, one I feel sure that many of us cancer advocates can identify with:

I have asked myself many times if the work I do might hold me back from trying to move on, but I have come to the conclusion that I will never be able to do that, as I will be forever in treatment of one kind or another, so cancer is with me to stay, whether I like it or not

Vickie‘s justifiable anger at scam treatments for cancer is palpable in her latest post.

Maureen is dealing with lymphoedema.

Following on from Rosemary‘s previous post regarding what not to say to someone with cancer (or any other life-changing disease), this week she shares some suggestions for things to say instead.

Part 3 of Wendi‘s absorbing series of posts on the disease olympics – a theme also taken up by Nancy this week.

Tric‘s loving tribute to her father who has passed away brought a lump to my throat :

Grief is a lifetime of hurting but it is also an expression of love.

I found myself nodding in enthusiastic agreement with Britt, writing about peer pressured “feel-good” pursuits.

Once cancer touches our lives, it casts a long shadow as Caroline writes this week.

Terri continues to share super practical information on breast reconstruction on her blog – this week – Anesthesia Recovery Fat Grafting Breast Reconstruction.

Finally this week, how do you mark significant days? A wonderfully evocative post by Jen as she marks five years since her breast cancer diagnosis.

Until next week,

Yours with love

Marie xxx