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.

How do you explain all that being diagnosed with breast cancer entails? How can anyone who has not been through this experience ever truly understand? Even those who have been through it, cannot understand the unique experience that it is for YOU. Just some of the thought-provoking insights expressed by Katy on her blog this week.

As Elizabeth reaches the five-year with no evidence of disease mark, she is in a reflective mood about the healing process.

Catherine has written on the eve of her upcoming visit to the oncologist of her nervous tension about what he will say.

Nancy is also in a reflective mood as she looks back on seven years since she underwent her bilateral mastectomy. Terri too looks back on her own double mastectomy three years ago and offers advice on finding your support system after surgery.

Caroline shares advice on what to do when a family member has cancer.

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As Liz returns to work as a breast surgeon, she is struggling to integrate the many different roles she has taken on since her own breast cancer diagnosis.

Both Sally and Rachael are celebrating the end of chemo.

Last month the  American Society of Breast Surgeons held their annual meeting and Lisa Thompson reports on two updates that interest her – genetic testing and lymphedema.

Welcome back to the blogosphere to the Cancer Curmudgeon with news of a live webinar on May 31 in which she will be taking part.

Becky delves into cancer narratives, particularly the metaphor of fighting a battle.

Carrie is  back from her European vacation and shares some of the experience with us on her blog.

Eileen‘s new paradise home is not without its irritants.

Amy shares a post on breast implant safety.

Elaine explores how more women are living with metastatic breast cancer, but questions still remain

Jamie has disappointing news about the closure of Cure Forward.

Helen shares news on her new accessible gym membership.

What’s the latest news in cancer research that we need to know about? Lisa and Grace both round up the latest research for us.

Yvonne has written an exquisite meditation on grief.

Susan has had good news after her oncologist visit and is looking towards the future.

Chris shares a video he made recently to highlight his personal motivation to make the cancer world a better place.

In an intriguingly titled post, Stephanie explores what survivorship and whiplash have in common.

Finally this week, in the aftermath of the Manchester atrocity, thoughts on resilience shared by My Triple Negative Life.

We are adaptable, buoyant, irrepressible, strong, tough, unstoppable. Many words, quite powerful when repeated one after another, could become a mantra for those who strive to cope with whatever event, illness, catastrophe or accident takes over their lives.


Until next week,

Yours with love

Marie xxx