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.
This week I was in Basel, Switzerland, to deliver a keynote presentation at the DayOne Conference, Shaping The Future of Health. It was heartening to meet so many start-up companies with a real interest in working with patients in codesigning healthcare solutions. I urged the audience to go beyond the patient label and engage with patients as people with valuable lived experience and expertise that they can learn from. This is an area I am becoming increasingly more involved with and I am delighted when I am asked to speak on this topic at a conference rather than share “just my patient story.” Catching up on your blogs, I see that both Renza and Sue have been writing on this topic of meaningful patient engagement too.
Nancy‘s blog has turned eight and to celebrate she has a giveaway. Head on over to her blog for more details.
Gorgeous post from Connie on moving forward in life after a set-back.
Terri shares thoughts on her delayed DIEP flap surgery and how this resulted in a better outcome for her.
A very moving tribute to 9/11 on Yvonne‘s blog and in her 9/11 themed post, a reminder from Barbara to live our lives with gratitude and love.
I always get so much out of Karin’s posts – it’s almost like a personal coaching session to read her. This week she takes on regrets and how to make peace with them.
Dee shares her thoughts on what Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month means to her.
Catherine reports back for the ABC (Advanced Breast Cancer) conference which took place in Dublin, Ireland recently.
So happy to see a new post from Sarah this week.
Beautiful post from Mia on learning to live in the now and relearning how to dream again.
Elizabeth is decluttering and comes across a relic of her time as a breast cancer patient. It raises the question, what should you keep or throw away after treatment ends (in a post earlier this year, Kathi provides some answers to that question).
Very interesting guest post on Chris‘ blog on the topic of putting cancer on the school curriculum.
Thoughts on regaining confidence from Becky this week.
Happy news chez Audrey as she celebrates the arrival of her first grandchild.
And finally, this week’s writing prompt.
Until next week,
Yours with much love always
Thanks for including my post in the Round Up, Marie. It’s great that you were the keynote speaker at the Basel conference. How important your message to learn from patient stories, from the individual experiences that go beyond textbook clinical accounts. Best to you and all those in our community for the week ahead!
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Thanks so much Connie and thank you for your writing. Although our circumstances are different I am going through a time of transition and finding much inspiration in your posts. Glad to hear too that you survived the hurricane!