Weekly Round-Up: The Easter 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. 

Happy Sunday everyone and Happy Easter to those who are celebrating the day today.  Catherine shares a delightful Easter-themed story on her blog for us.

When does your voice matter in patient advocacy in the shared decision-making conversation of breast reconstruction?  A great question ably answered by Terri in her latest blog. See also Stephanie‘s post on self-advocacy.

Karin weaves the analogy of gardening, specifically weeding, into her latest post on self-care.

Having written previously on this blog about the do’s and don’ts of what to say to someone with cancer, Elizabeth ‘s latest post on going beyond prescriptive do’s and don’ts has given me pause for thought.

I love Katie‘s perspective on living life and coping with illness with resilience.

How do you talk to your children about breast cancer? Susan,  Jen and Jamie all share their thoughts while reviewing a new app.

Nancy provides a super helpful list of lymphedema resources in her latest blog this week.

Another wonderfully reflective post from Connie as she returns home from her solo trip.

As someone who sees exercise as a chore, I loved Ann‘s latest post on finding joy in movement.

How do you respond to stress? Taking inspiration from her pets, Audrey reflects on her own stress response.  And there’s a similarly themed post on Caroline‘s blog this week too.

Many of us have experienced PTSD after our cancer experience, or when we cared for a loved one in a hospital setting. While I wasn’t affected by it during my own cancer experience, I was very badly affected by PTSD after my Mum’s diagnosis and death from a brain tumor. Sue has written a brilliant thought-piece on the topic of PTSD in her latest blog, drawing inspiration from this interview by Isabel Jordan.  Read both and weep for the pain we have to go through – sometimes unnecessarily so.  As Isabel puts it:

“Life isn’t just about being patched up. It’s carrying on afterwards”


Until next week

Keep on carrying on

Yours with much love

Marie xxx