Weekly Round Up: World Kindness Day 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.
I don’t want to disturb the political hornet’s nest that is the US Presidential election too much, but I do want to acknowledge those of you who have written about your disquiet and despair over the result.
I’ve been struck reading blogs how much some of you, like Carrie, have identified the experience of being diagnosed and treated for breast cancer with the same shock and dismay at the election results. Catherine feels shattered by the result, and finds herself needing to mourn “how the happy ending I seek both personally, physically and globally just do not seem to be coming true.” Audrey expresses her worries about the future of healthcare in the US, Katy writes a rousing riposte to complacency and false hope, Britt and Katie both share election thoughts through the eyes of their children. Meanwhile, Elizabeth reminds us that we may be quick to judge, but we should also remember that “we are all doing our best in difficult and uncertain times”. Janet also reminds us that we can only control what we can control and what we do control is how we choose to spend whatever time is given us. Pasha offers comfort and advice for dealing with turbulent times.
“Did you know November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month? Most people don’t and most people don’t know the difference between the two either”, writes Nancy who shares her own family’s experience of hospice care.
Elsewhere in the blogosphere…
Becky asks the question does participation in the breast cancer blogosphere increase anxiety?
Loved reading about Dee and Aaron‘s super power in response to the #HAWMC blog prompts this past week.
A sobering post by Chris on the increase in “cancer poverty”.
Liz shares some practical information on Tamoxifen.
Maureen writes about the importance of exercise to her recovery.
Medivizor share the results of their clinical trials perception survey
Finally this week, today is World Kindness Day – yes, I know, every day should be so! So I’d like to leave you with some thoughts on kindness, an antidote to some of the unkindness we have witnessed lately.
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Until next week,
Yours in kindness
I’ve met a few people today who should have been reminded it’s world kin
dness day! Really interesting round up, as always.
A kindness, indeed, to be included in the Round Up! Thanks for introducing me to more fabulous writers. xoxo
Liz’s essay about Tamoxifen threw me. How can Tamoxifen NOT be offered to everyone who might benefit from it? Are things that different in England? Why is a general practitioner prescribing this? Where are the oncologists in this scenario?
Also, Tamoxifen can be taken for more than 5 years, and current recommendations (here in the US) are that some of us should stay on it for 10…
Britt, I need Liz to weigh in on this!
Once again, Marie, you have given us such a diverse, interesting Round Up. Thank you for all the thought and effort you put into providing us with highlighting bloggers for us to explore. And Happy World Kindness Day !!!
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Hello dear Karen, the living embodiment of kindness x