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.

I am so happy that both Julia and Beth took up my writing prompt from last week about the most special gift you received. Their responses to the prompt offer wonderful insights into what they treasure in life.

A beautiful co-mingling of gratitude, kindness, love, and sadness in Audrey’s latest post.

Lisa Valentine reminds us to appreciate the little things in life:

The little things? The little moments? They aren’t little.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn

Renee’s latest vlog addresses the question of how to stay in control when your world is spinning out of control.

A  wonderful idea from Sue – what would happen if we sent thank you notes to our mammography technicians?

A question from Stephanie this week – “do you remember what happened that made you acutely aware of being detached from yourself as a cancer survivor?”

Liz faces up to a tough decision as she continues her treatment for local recurrence.

Do you do everything you can to avoid another local recurrence, knowing there’s a high chance the side effects might worsen your quality of life?

Susan Rahn is recovering from gallbladder surgery.

A penetrating look on Chris‘s blog into big cancer charities in the UK, which will resonate with many across the pond too.

Becky shares a beautiful animation of cell biology on her blog.

Gorgeous post from Connie this week on finding hope and strength in community.

The wonderful MBCproject continues to profile participants, loved ones, advocates, and team members of the Project.  This week it’s the turn of Carol Smith, who describes what being part of the Project means to her.

Being part of a crowdsourced dataset to help researchers find a cure for breast cancer is a way to feel like I’m doing something. Cancer can make you feel powerless– your body is betraying you. By being a part of the MBCproject I’m using (literally) a part of myself hopefully to benefit myself and others.

In her latest post, Barbara looks at the importance of the doctor/patient relationship in cancer treatment.

What do you write about when you write about cancer? Tawny Rachelle shares her thoughts.

For this week’s writing prompt I am turning to Nancy

Why do you blog? What’s your biggest challenge? What keeps you going? What tips do you have?

Wendi has already taken up the challenge.

Being back in hospital for a non-cancer operation recently, has prompted Juliet to think about her body and how it has changed over the last two and a half years following her  breast cancer diagnosis.

Finally this week, I leave you with a wonderful message from Tami to see us through another week of living, dealing, healing, and loving.

Plan something fun for the weekend!  Make some memories and send me a picture! 💕💕 I’ll do a friends adventure post.  We may have cancer, but we’re still loving life!

Until next week

Yours with much love always

Marie xxx