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. 

Can you imagine—in a not-so-distant past—how difficult it must have been to be diagnosed with a deadly illness and having no access to others who were experiencing a similar health condition? Lisa Thompson reflects on how much has changed now that we cope with cancer in a digital world.

Beth chooses her three words which will guide the year ahead.

A fabulous poem with the most wonderful title, check out Audrey‘s latest post.

Elizabeth beautifully weaves a story from her childhood with a reflection on light and balance.

AnneMarie is ready to move on with her life and starts the New Year with an open and fresh mind-set.

Terri shares an evidence-based study of body mass index post DIEP Flap breast reconstruction from a patient perspective.

Dee sets out her “aspirations” for 2018.

Did you you find that you isolated yourself after cancer? Catherine reflects on the tendency towards isolating ourselves and concludes that connecting with others along the way can ease the burden of facing cancer.

Amy shares a podcast interview with male BRCA2 carrier, Alan.

Gorgeous post by Terri Wingham on living with uncertainty and forging a new life after cancer.

Becky is preparing for surgery.

Super post from Stephanie on reconnecting with ourselves.

Connie captures the sadness of losing a parent to dementia and old age, but her post is still infused with hope and a sense of the future.

Sex is on the talk agenda this week over at The Underbelly.

A bit warm welcome back to the blogosphere to Katy who has been going through some tough times lately but is now coming out the other side.

Nancy‘s “ramblings” at the start of a New Year are well -worth reading.

What is cancer anger? When does it happen? Who gets it? And what can you do about it? Karin sets out to provide some answers on her blog.

JoAnn is celebrating a special birthday.

Finally this week, I leave you with a quote from Audre Lorde via Sue‘s blog review of the film Unrest.

I was going to die, if not sooner then later, whether or not I had ever spoken myself. My silences had not protected me. Your silence will not protect you. But for every real word spoken, for every attempt I had ever made to speak those truths for which I am still seeking, I have made contact with other women while we examined the words to fit in a world in which we all believed, bridging our differences.

May we keep on speaking our truth fearlessly,

Yours with much love always,

Marie xxx