Weekly Round-Up: The Life is a Lot 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. 

I am stealing this week’s Weekly Round-Up tagline – “life is a lot” – from Elizabeth‘s latest post on problem-solving – sometimes life truly is a lot and there is not much we can do to solve some of its problems.

I’ve just returned from speaking at the 11th European Breast Cancer Conference (EBCC-11) in Barcelona this week and the theme of my talk was about the invaluable knowledge we as patients can share with each other – a theme that is reflected in Caroline‘s latest blog.

In my talk, I also stressed the importance of physicians involving themselves in online social media discourse and pointed to Dr Deanna Attai’s involvement in #BCSM as a great example of this. In her latest post, Dr Attai writes about why she feels compelled to use social media to reach patients.

Nancy shares a book review and giveaway this week for Navigating the C: A Nurse Charts the Course for Cancer Survivorship Care, by Alene Nitzky.

Lisa also has a book review on her blog this week for Making Healthcare More Affordable: Review of “An American Sickness” by Elisabeth Rosenthal.

Another beautiful reflective post from Connie on finding places of renewal.

Has the most recent Facebook privacy issues caused you to rethink your use of  Facebook? Carolyn has decided to delete her account and shares her reasons why in her latest post.

Good advice from Barbara Jacoby on solving wardrobe dilemmas after cancer has changed our bodies.

A moving post from Juliet on how the anniversary of her mastectomy is a reminder that sadness and anxiety are unexpectedly close to the surface.

As we know so well cancer is not simply a medical problem. This week’s blog from Stephanie identifies how the lack of a holistic perspective of a cancer survivor can silence them from getting the support they deserve.

A wonderful post from JoAnn on life lessons learned from rowing.

Appreciation and gratitude overflow in Catherine and Maureen‘s latest blogs.

I’d never heard the term “emotional bubbles” before but reading Karin‘s latest blog it made a lot of sense to examine my own emotional bubbles.

A warm welcome back to the blogosphere to Sarah with an update on what’s been happening for her over the past year.

Lovely post from Becky on dancing like no one is watching you.

Insurance, in any medical circumstance, is becoming a challenge for physicians and patients alike. In her latest post, Terri writes about waiting for authorization for breast reconstruction.

Finally this week, I leave you with a quote from Barbara‘s blog

Love is at the root of everything. All learning. All relationships. Love or the lack of it.

Until next week

May your lives know love

Marie xxx