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.

Earlier this year I met the lovely Jo from ABC Diagnosis, and she mentioned to me that she was planning on putting together an exercise retreat for breast cancer patients in the UK. Jo is a woman of her word, and late last month, the retreat took place in the gorgeous countryside setting of the Peak District National Park.  You can read all about it on her latest blog. As you can see from the picture below, it was a memorable event!


Great to see Catherine back blogging and to catch up on all that’s been happening with her lately.

I loved Carolyn‘s post on solitude which resonated with the nesting instinct after cancer.

Lots of good information on womb cancer shared on Chris‘s blog this week.

On A Fresh Chapter blog, a post by Corinne, who is on deck for the 2016 Peru Odyssey trip.

Dee reviews a new book by  Dr. Zachary Berger  Making Sense of Medicine-  Bridging the Gap Between Doctor Guidelines and Patient Preferences.

Nancy has received treatment for a skin cancer – nothing serious, she hastens to add… but  as she explains”but nonetheless it is another cancer, another scar and yet another specialist to add to my ever lengthening list of medical specialists.”

Great post by Caroline on choosing for herself this week:

The worse your health is the less privacy and modesty you have. Doctors make all kinds of decisions for you – eat this, not that, let me stick this needle into you, you will only feel a pinch, etc. So I am done with being told what to do, or have it suggested to me…. I am going to make my own decisions.

Eileen is off on a much-needed vacation this week.

What are your options for concealing mastectomy scars, should you choose to? Terri shares some tips on her latest blog.

Those horrible breast cancer awareness “games” that are currently doing the rounds on Facebook really set my teeth on edge. Vickie explains just how insensitive they are in her latest post.

Katherine shares her stage IV story of being diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer seven years ago.

A warm welcome back to the blogosphere to Liz who shares thoughts on giving back.

Allie posts a gorgeous picture of her post-chemo curl hair and updates us on her progress.

Maureen writes about the emotions and thoughts triggered by hearing a song about, of all things, cancer recurrence.

I’ve written many times here about my passion for the role of stories in healthcare, so I was really taken with Carrie‘s latest post on her own passion for the intersection of theatre and storytelling.

Finally this week, congratulations to Becky who has been published in the Bay Area Young Survivors (BAYS) anthology titled: Agony and Absurdity: Adventures in Cancerland.

Until next week,

Yours with love

Marie xxx