Weekly Round-Up: The #BreastCancerRealityCheck 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. 

First the Pinktober news. Wendi and her co-conspirators ran a successful #BreastCancerRealityCheck Thunderclap on Saturday. Don’t forget to keep tweeting during the month of October using the hashtag. GraceSusan Rosen and Nancy remind us that silence is not an option during the pink onslaught. Susan Rahn and Carrie offer alternative suggestions to combat Pinktober. Finally, check out the history of breast cancer awareness month on the Breast Cancer Consortium blog.

Raw and real #BreastCancerRealityChecks from Larissa and Beth.

A warm welcome back to the blogosphere to Jen and Jo, who have been super busy with advocacy work and living life.

Good news for Renee this week.

Sue and Helen write of their experiences of returning to “normal life” after cancer treatment.

While Rachael writes of the fear of recurrence which lingers long after treatment ends, Catherine writes about the reality of a recurrence as it happened to her.

How do you support a friend through breast cancer? Medivizor shares some practical suggestions.

Claudia shares a story about a real-life breast cancer superhero.

Thought-provoking question from Becky this week. What type of information do you think it is important, as a patient, to include in a patient generated 5-minute medical history?

Julia Louis-Dreyfus raises discussion-worthy points in her breast cancer update, opines Elaine. Find out more in her latest Forbes piece.

On World Teacher Day Terri shared her experience as a teacher going through DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction.

Karin offers a fundamental key to unlock self-esteem and personal growth in her latest blog.

I love learning how small our world is and that whole six degrees of separation thing gives me tingles. I had a moment of that reading  Sue Robins‘ latest post this week – discovering a shared connection in Australia.

Finally this week, I loved reading Allie‘s blog on ticking things off her bucket list, Connie on living life with grace, Stephanie on reaching towards your healing, and Sally‘s gratitude list.

Until next week

May your week be filled with moments of gratitude and love

Marie xxx