Weekly Round Up

facebook_c9add1a6d5.jpgTime 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.

Elaine reports on the findings of a new study which shows that among partners of young women with breast cancer, anxiety is common—affecting over 42% of survey respondents—and may occur years after diagnosis. On the same theme, Stacey’s latest post is a powerful evocation of scanxiety.

The wonderful Jo, along with her friend Jo, has been busy with fundraising activities – she shares the progress of their efforts on her latest blog.

A thoughtful reflection by Elizabeth on the nature of trust.

Eileen shares information on a forthcoming Anti-Cancer Club Book Talk.

While I am in awe of those who run marathons, climb mountains, and do incredible things during and after cancer treatment, I count myself among those for whom a walk in the fresh air was a major achievement during my own treatment. Carolyn tackles this topic in her latest blog.

A gorgeous post by Kathi on being loved by and loving a feline companion.

Dee writes about her path to becoming a cancer patient advocate.

Some wonderfully practical tips from Brandie on preparing for a hospital stay.

Nancy shares feedback from a book club on her memoir, Cancer Was Not A Gift.

Thought-provoking post by Caroline on the long-term toxic side-effects of cancer treatment. As a companion piece, read about Rebecca‘s Tamoxifen experience.

Catherine shares her recent cyber knife treatment experience.

Finally this week, I leave you with a reminder from Ann that nothing is permanent in this world

As you move through your week, try to identify positive and negative experiences.  Pay attention to how long they last.  And invite yourself to check in and see if an acceptance that nothing is permanent helps you release anxiety about difficulty experiences and increase enjoyment of positive experiences.

Until next week,

Yours with love

Marie xxx