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. 

Does breast cancer surgery cause metastatic disease? Dr Attai reminds us of the importance of knowing how to read behind the headlines in her latest blog. Press coverage of a study recently published in the journal Science Translational Medicine  may be causing unnecessary worry in patients.

Catherine‘s thoughts are turning to summer holidays and she reshares a previous post on her blog this week preparing for your holiday when immunocompromised.

Music for many of us is medicine and this is also the theme of Katie‘s blog this week. Cooking also can be therapy and Elizabeth shares her story of nurturing self-care through cooking.

An interesting question from Karin this week. What stops adult children from growing up and moving on?

Terri shares information on the ERAS (Enhanced Recovery after Surgery) protocol as it pertains to breast reconstruction.

Becky is adjusting to being the family member on the opposite side of the bed, as she is dealing with her mother’s cancer.

Connie takes a trip down memory lane, returning to her childhood and the lessons she has carried with her for a lifetime.

Stephanie shares a round-up of her best blogs – if you missed any of these the first time round, you can catch up with them again.

Good tips from Shine Cancer Support on looking for a job after cancer.

Nancy writes of the importance of going beyond offering prayers and thoughts when someone is facing a crisis, to actions and deeds which make a real difference to our world.

Finally this week, Molly shares a profound lesson on learning to be ok with who we are, just as we are. Let me leave you with these words from her blog which touched me deeply:


My life is no longer calling for definition and neither am I. I am already defined – defined by my kindness and empathy and the way I choose to live my life every day. My ability to navigate murky emotional waters and connect profoundly to other people, while may not win me an award or notoriety, is how I exist in this world. It’s how I have always been and how I will exit. And I am suddenly ok with that.


Until next week,

May we all know that we are more than enough the way we are right now,

Yours with much love

Marie xxx