Weekly Round-Up: The Welcome Back Edition


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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. 

I’m starting this week with some warm welcome back mentions to DianeKathiFiona,  Ann and  Helen – so good to have you back in the blogosphere again.

For many of us, the drugs we take to keep our cancer in remission have some nasty side-effects. In her latest post, Nancy weighs up the evidence in favor of taking a break from aromatase inhibitors.

Lisa shares her first round-up of research stories for 2018.

In any list of things not to say to someone with cancer, the “you could get hit by a bus” statement is one most definitely to avoid, as Katie points out in her latest post.

Beautiful pictures on Barb‘s blog of her daughter’s engagement.

Being ever so slightly obsessed with storytelling as a healing intervention, I loved Carolyn‘s latest post on changing our story.

Have you been inspired by someone you don’t know since been diagnosed with cancer? Catherine shares the story of Irish writer and Stage IV breast cancer inspiration, Emma Hannigan.

Rachael‘s post on cancer’s impact on fertility resonated with me. For more on this topic, do read Becki’s Cancer and Fertility website.

Stephanie‘s latest post is all about the power of dreams and the need to reclaim sleep.

Loved Sarah‘s post on relationships – with the strings attached.

A diagnosis of cancer makes some couples stronger, while others buckle under the strain, and some implode as Naomi has found out.

Powerful thoughts on being a cancer survivor from Lisa Thompson.

Touching post by Karin on coping with grief anniversaries.

Terri is going through a hard time at the moment but still finds time to share thoughts on caregiver burnout.

Tammy shares the good news on her latest brain MRI results.

If you missed the #GenCSM Twitter chat last week, Amy shares the transcript on her blog.

Caroline looks at two cases of cancer misdiagnoses in Ireland – something that terrifies me and makes me so angry not just because it happened in my own country, but because it was the same issue I faced with my mother’s misdiagnosis of brain cancer.

Advice on Cancer Carer Chats on getting started with exercise.

Fiona Kennedy shares thoughts on self-compassion and self-care in our latest post.

Lovely post by Britt on how home is where your parents are.

Finally this week, I leave you with a beautiful reminder from Elizabeth this week on stilling the constant chatter in our minds to be present in our lives. As companion pieces, read Sue‘s post on looking for color in her daily walks and Connie on being present.

Until next week, may you find color, beauty and a sense of presence in your daily lives.

Yours with much love always

Marie xxx