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.
Researching a highly skilled, board-certified microsurgeon is the first and most important step in your DIEP flap breast reconstruction process. But what additional criteria might you look for? Terri shares some practical tips in her latest post.
Catherine takes up Nancy’s Summer Blogging Challenge this week – I love learning more about my online friends through this challenge.
If you are in a time of transition in your life, for whatever reason, Connie‘s latest post will resonate with you.
Amy shares a guest post by Shannon Pulaski on the decision to seek genetic counseling. See also Susan Rosen on BRCA Testing.
Karin has several new posts on her blog this week – it’s hard to pick just one, but her living in peace post spoke most loudly to me.
My heart goes out to Becky as she struggles to find her way back from grief. If you have any words of comfort or wisdom to share with her, please do.
Carolyn writes on my favorite topic – stories in medicine – this week.
I was struck by a very pertinent observation from Elizabeth on her blog this week:
The Information Age puts us in the position of finding the sweet spot between too much and too little.
Finally this week, I’m delighted to see Julia took up my “super-power” writing prompt from last week – and what a great super-power she’s chosen. Here’s your prompt for this coming week.
Until next week,
Yours with much love always
Thanks for the mention Marie. Greetings of peace to all in this round. Karin
Hi Karin, so many super posts from you this week – you are on a roll!
I loved your article on living in peace, Karin.
Thanks for including my post, Mariie. Best to Everyone in the Week Ahead!
Hi Connie, I feel sure your post on transitions will resonate with many when they read it this week. All my best to you.
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Thanks so much, Marie, for your generous and encouraging words. Hope you have a great week!
Best to you,
Thank you for including my blog post in another great round-up, Marie! x
Hi Julia, I loved your post on your super-power this week 🙂
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Hello dear Marie – thanks so much for including my HEART SISTERS post about the patient narrative here. I think physician-turned-author Dr. Suzanne Koven’s points about a narrative being not just about illness, “but also about big themes like identity and life and death and love and resilience” represented a profound shift in how I looked at telling my own story, and – just as important – the stories of others. Ever since I first heard Dr. Koven’s interviewed in 2016, I review each narrative blog post to assess those ‘big themes’.
I agree Carolyn and it’s why I am so keen to include so many different voices on my own blog – and not just those who write about illness. Universal themes of life, love and loss enrich our understanding of ourselves and each other,