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.

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

Marie xxx