Weekly Round Up

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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.

Uzma is focusing on her life goals and the quality of her life in light of her recent disease progression. Similarly, Susan Rosen and Catherine have both written this week on living their lives on their own terms.

Amy shares her interview on BRCA Foundation’s “Positive Perspectives” Podcast.

Excellent information as always from Terri. This week’s topic “From Nipple Sparring Mastectomy to DIEP flap Breast Reconstruction.”

What happens when both Mommy and Daddy get cancer? Michelle Murdock answers the question on The Underbelly.

Helen reflects on the legacy left behind by chemotherapy, what she refers to as “bits of me where chemo has left its mark.”

Super advice from Stephanie on rebuilding self-confidence after a cancer diagnosis.

Very tough news to hear from Beth Caldwell.

Deb looks back on her long, strange, trip of 28 years living with breast cancer.

Grace shares 10 meaningful ways to support a loved one with a serious illness.

A superb post by Rebecca on people who make your cancer diagnosis somehow about them.

Becky delves into the question of how you can tell the difference between internet sites / social media posts that are sharing ‘snake oil’ versus those that are sharing legitimate treatment information.

A gorgeous reminder from Connie on learning to appreciate solitude and silence – and an equally wonderful reminder from Julia on our capacity to give and receive joy.

What does “informed consent” really mean? Carolyn explores the question in her latest blog.

Dee shares her delight in being featured in the #HIT100 list. Each summer people in the health care social media community on Twitter are asked to nominate their peers who are active in various aspects of healthcare information technology. You can read more on her blog.

Tammy shares pictures dealing with hair loss after whole brain radiation.

A warm welcome back to the blogosphere to Tracy.

Beautiful bitter-sweet reflection on the cancer experience by Sarah.

Alison shares how running and cycling helped her cope with chemotherapy in a blog for Shine Cancer Support

Finally this week, I am loving Nancy’s summer blogging challenge – a way to get to know each other even deeper. Beth takes up the challenge with the reminder that “sharing our stories makes us a special community.”

Until next week,

Take care of yourself.. and each other

Yours with much love always

Marie xxx