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. 

Beth releases her first rant of the new year in words and sentiments I know I’ve wanted to express to certain toxic people in my own life!

Toxic relationships are on the blog agenda for Eileen too.

Yvonne considers how she will mark the day of her sixth “cancerversary” in a beautifully written post.

Are you feeling confused by the recently implemented updates to the breast cancer staging system? Starting January of 2018, oncologists began implementing the updated system as laid out in the American Joint Committee on Cancer, Breast Cancer Staging Manual, Eighth Edition.  Nancy delves into the report to demystify its recommendations for us.

Elizabeth is celebrating a milestone and reminding those who are new to cancer treatment that milestones are in their future too.

I’d like to introduce you to a new blog this week, Cancer Carer Chats – written by a daughter who is caring for her mother who has stage IV Ovarian Cancer.

A great question from Connie to ponder on – what would it take for you to move out of the comfort of a familiar path through the discomfort of the unknown road in order to reach the destination you desire?

Catherine writes about the wrench of having to give up work due to cancer but also looks at the positives to that decision too.

Looking for a book recommendation? Sarah has just the thing for you.

Check out Elaine‘s latest post “Music, Science, PARP And The Meaning Of A New Drug For Metastatic Breast Cancer With BRCA Mutations.”

One of the most difficult things with cancer, particularly Stage IV, is planning, as Susan Rosen and Katie Edick both testify to in their latest posts. In Katie’s words:

There is a fear of creating big plans to only be knocked down. There is a fear of not making the big plans and to remain in this limbo and never reach for any of my dreams.

One of the things that happen in the blogosphere is that as some of us move further away from treatment, the focus of our blogs changes, as Becky‘s latest post shows.

Congratulations to Barbara who is celebrating ten years of advocacy at Let Life Happen.

Terri introduces us this week to Terlisa, a hugely inspirational 4-time, Stage IV breast cancer survivor and patient advocate.

If you are currently in therapy you won’t want to miss Karin‘s latest post on dealing with feelings of anger which can arise during the therapeutic process.

Stacey reflects on how her life has come full-circle in the past five years.

Stephanie‘s latest post looks at the healing properties of laughter.

Chris is shifting his focus and priorities to making memories and story-telling.

Finally, this week, I love Barb‘s take on new year’s resolutions:

Resolutions! Why does everyone talk about making resolutions that they seldom live up to? I think the key is to live your life with resolve not resolutions.

May you live the week ahead with firm resolve and strong heart!

Yours with much love always,

Marie xxx