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.
What’s a day in the life like for a Stage IV breast cancer patient? Bullshit Breast Cancer takes you through a typical day.
Sue writes on a topic this week that I feel really strongly about – being judicious in how we share our stories and who we share them with. I touched on this in my most recent Patient Empowerment Network post on patient engagement.
On her blogoversary, Nancy ponders the question “Is Blogging & Writing About Breast Cancer My Job Now?”
A reflective post from Sarah on the sadly inevitable deaths we face in our community.
Helen updates us on her broken knee.
Julia revisits a question she posted five years ago on her blog, “what if life were meant to be easy?”
Juliet talks about the choice not to have breast reconstruction on the BBC this week.
Ter American Society of Plastic Surgeons.ri shares the experience of attending medical meetings as a patient advocate in a guest post for the
Barbara explores the pressing question of privacy in the electronic medical record system.
A really interesting post from Ilene on cancer and the diffusion of time.
Connie shares some life lessons learned from her trip to Iona, Scotland last year.
Becky shares a helpful mantra when facing an anxious time such as a medical scan.
Another insightful post from Karin, on why putting the pieces back together after we feel we have lost all doesn’t work.
And finally, this week’s writing prompt. Even if you don’t have a blog, please feel free to join in by sharing your favorite books in the comments below.
Until next week,
Yours with much love always
Thanks for another great Round Up, Marie! I appreciate you including my post. Best to everyone in the week ahead.
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I felt i journeyed with you to Iona when I read your post Connie – can’t believe it’s been a whole year already – I remember when you were preparing for the trip!
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Thanks for reading! Yes, unreal that it’s been a year ago. I’m so thankful for all my pictures and wonderful memories.
Glad you got to be part of that journey!
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Thank you for publishing these roundups, Marie! Patient advocacy is a big group with my network, so it’s great to learn what others are working on and talking about.
I don’t often find enough time to read through all of the wonderful blog posts you mention in the weekly round-up, Marie – so I’ve thoroughly enjoyed making the time today! Thank you, as ever, for including me in the line-up. I sometimes think, if it were not for you, nobody would read my blog!! 😀
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Aw Julia, that makes me so happy and your blog is wonderful – I always enjoy reading it and I am sure many others do too x
Reblogged this on The Cancer Bus.
Humbled and thrilled again for inclusion in this community of beautiful people and the wisdom they share. Selfishly, it comes during a much needed time on the heels of a weekend of physical pain and suffering due to prescription screw ups, fighting a flu, recovering from a periocentesis resulting in four liters of fluid drained from my abdomen, and a rollercoaster ride with my husband’s depression. The best jokes end with the most unexpected punchlines. Thank you for also bringing blogs I’d not known yet to my attention, I’m inspired by the others in the weekly roundup, whether or not it’s inclusive of a post from my blog.
This past week brought to the cancerbus.com a woman who had just received a stage III breast cancer diagnosis via a reblog of my post on the diffusion of time. She reached out to me and one comforting piece of advice I’ve found solace in was the strong network of arms created by all of us who share our experiences.We are out here to hold her up as best as possible during this confusing, upsetting, life altering time in her life and that we all are so grateful to give of our experiences to help her now and as she moves through treatments and beyond.
The goal of my blog when I set out two years ago was to simply help one person not feel alone in their cancer journey and beyond, especially the bewilderment I felt in those first months post diagnosis. So thank you for getting out the word that we are here; so much more important than ever.
Ilene, I am so grateful to you for sharing your comments here. Sorry to hear you have had a rough time lately – hope you are on the road to recovery this week xxx
By the way each week I try to follow my cobloggers from the roundup on twitter and I’m always reading & reblog posts from new writers and many great words and perspectives are dynamic and uniquely moving yet all quality and with some humor. Thank you for bringing more of the community together.
And thank you for sharing so actively and generously in the spirit of this community Ilene
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