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’m delighted to see Rebecca take up Nancy’s Summer Blogging Challenge and  I too got around to taking up the challenge this week. It was fun to reflect on how my blogging journey has evolved over the years.

Dee shares the results of a JAMA study on medically underserved individuals and BRCA testing.

Wonderful post from Julia on holding on to hope.

Ilene shares five things you should know about Stage IV breast cancer.

Steph’s latest post concerns the topic of scanxiety.

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Barbara has some sharp words to say about the deleterious effect of electronic medical records on the doctor/patient relationship.

Connie takes us on a fabulous train ride with her wonderful story-telling.

A gorgeous post from Deanna celebrating love and family.

Super helpful advice from Terri on preparing for breast reconstructive surgery.

Lisa Thompson tackles the thorny topic of breast cancer awareness and early detection in her latest blog post.

A thank-you shout-out from Maureen to all those who have helped her get through the past few years.

A thought-provoking post from Audrey on the privilege of the able-bodied and coming to terms with a body altered by surgery.  On a tangential theme, read Carolyn on coming to terms with all the changes associated with a life-altering health crisis.

A warm welcome back to the blogosphere to Helen this week.

Susan shares why August is such a difficult month for her.

Lovely post from Yvonne celebrating her birthday in Mexico.

JoAnn writes about finding a safe harbor after a recent storm hit her work life.

Another reflection from Elizabeth as she grieves her father’s recent death.

A great post from Karin on experiencing holiday blues and what lies underneath the feeling.

Finally this week, I leave you with a writing prompt. I’d love to see your posts on this one. If you don’t have a blog, no worries, simply leave a comment below answering the prompt.


Until next week,

Yours with much love always

Marie xxx