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 still can’t believe Beth is gone. It doesn’t matter how many times we think we are prepared for this, the passing of one of our blog sisters comes as a visceral shock and a deep abiding pain. Nancy and Grace both pay tribute to Beth on their blogs and urge us to honor her legacy in the way she would have wanted.
In the “who thought this was a good idea” news category, the Cancer Curmudgeon reflects on the mirror that makes cancer patients smile.
Amy has curated an excellent overview of metastatic breast cancer.
Congratulations to Rachael on her latest vlogging award.
I’m so excited that Carolyn has turned her award-winning blog into her first book ” A Woman’s Guide To Living With Heart Disease”. As you know I feature Carolyn regularly on the weekly round-up for her insights into being a patient, dealing with a patriarchial health system, and living with the physical and psycho-social fallout of a chronic disease. She’s an incredible writer, and inspirational advocate, and has been a huge influence on how I approach my own advocacy work.
Terri reflects on the three years that have passed since her breast reconstruction surgery.
Chris shares his thoughts on relationships and engagement in sentiments that echo my own thoughts closely.
Kudos to Britt who is nearing the end of her 30-day diet.
Stephanie tackles the topic of cancer and sexuality in her latest post.
My thoughts are with Catherine as she grieves the loss of her mother at this time.
I found Becky‘s reflection this week on mindfulness meditation and cognitive behavioral therapy a useful way for me to reframe how I think about my own (poor) practice of both.
Susan hasn’t let a health set-back stop her traveling and making memories.
Gorgeous blog by Connie on pilgrimages and serendipity.
Introducing a new blogger to the weekly roundup. Katie Edick is a 41 years old metastatic breast cancer who blogs at Metastatic and Makarios.
Finally this week I am grateful to Karin for writing so honestly about loneliness. It’s something that many of us do not wish to own up to, and Karin’s compassionate and practical advice is both timely and helpful.
Until next week,
Yours with love,
Oh my goodness, Marie! I’m overwhelmed by your kind and enthusiastic comment here about my new book. I’ve often been curious about the significant number of women with breast cancer who follow my blog/leave comments in response to my articles (given that I don’t write about breast cancer) but I suspect it’s exactly as you say: we seem to share the same kinds of physical and psychosocial fallout of a scary diagnosis.
Thanks once again…
I want to be president of the Carolyn Thomas fan club 🙂 I’m such a huge admirer of your writing and your advocacy – you keep me on my toes!
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Another great round up. I know we’re all reeling from Beth’s passing. I was on the 9th floor on Friday for my oncology appointment, with its weigh-in and feel-ups and all of the PTSD that comes with being on the 9th floor. I was dressed up. I always dress up for appointments. And it always reminds me of Lisa Bonchek Adams. The gift of social media and our blogging sisterhood is having each other with us all of the time… even after this horrible disease takes us. Thank you for curating our musings, Marie. xoxo
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Thanks, Marie for mentioning me and all the others in this Round-up. It’s so helpful to have you searching for meaningful material that helps all of us with our lives. Best to you and to all in our community, Connie
Thanks for including me in the weekly round-up!