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.

Like the first bud of spring, or the first leaf to fall in Autumn, the first stirrings of “Pinktober” are in the air, as Wendi‘s eagle eye has already spotted.

Kaz Molloy  and Tric both remind us that before October comes September, which marks womb cancer awareness month and childhood cancer awareness.

A thoughtful blog by Margaret on medical over-treatment.

Some good practical advice from Carolyn on how women can recognise the symptoms of a heart-attack.

There have been numerous articles and blogs written on the topic of what not to say to people with cancer, and yet, the message still bears repeating. Maureen takes on the subject this week and heads her list with the old reliable, “You could get hit by a bus.”

Yvonne shares a delightful account of her recent summer family and friend gathering; and Carrie and Lisa share stories and pictures from their respective summer road-trips.

The death last week of Gene Wilder prompts Beth to write about her experience of finding support at Gilda’s Club.

Terri profiles Amy Black, a talented and compassionate tattoo artist, whose work with breast cancer and BRCA patients, Terri describes as “nothing short of inspiring.”

Caroline shares some research on the unmet needs of people with cancer.

Swoosique shares a deeply personal insight into her healing journey with grief.

Finally this week, congratulations to Deanna on achieving a very special goal:

After major surgery, they say it’s good to set small goals. Well, my goal was small in size but deeply meaningful. I wanted to walk down the aisle, without crutches, at my wedding.

And here she is.. the beautiful bride.


Until next week,

Yours with love

Marie xxx