Weekly Round-Up: The Pinktober Endeth Edition


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.

And so we made it through another Pinktober! While Juliet has conflicted feelings about Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Barbara says she is grateful for it, as she explains in her latest post.

Nancy has created a super-round-up post to close out the month which brings the reality of breast cancer into sharp focus.

A raw and honest look at the reality of living with metastatic breast cancer from Ilene.

Post-op surgical drains – oh how well I remember you! Another reality check – this one from Johanna.

Lisa Thompson closes out October with some reflections on her two breast cancer diagnoses.

Stephanie‘s latest post is all about the art of toe-dipping.

Super post from Terri on the role of caregiver in breast reconstruction: expectations vs. reality.

I’ve been thinking a lot lately of how the wheels on the patient engagement bandwagon have come off.  Sue‘s latest post is a timely observation on why this is and what we can do to get things back on track.

Last week, Connie shared with us her decision to become an indie author and her latest post picks up the threads of the story again.

Practical tips from Dee offering advice to those who wish to become a research advocate.

Anne Marie takes on the subject of complementary medicine in her latest post, observing that cancer treatment is grueling and effective management of side-effects matters is essential if we are truly to have patient-centered era patient care.

A beautiful and poignant poem from Audrey as she watches over her precious baby grandson.

And once again, I’m blown away by the sheer scholarly scale of Cathy‘s latest post. This week, she shares a secret weapon to help you manage cancer better.

Thought-provoking post from Carolyn on the desire to be a person again, not just a patient, and what that can mean for adhering to treatment and living a healthy lifestyle.

Another post that resonated with me from the pen of Karin this week – how to live with regrets.

JoAnn‘s latest post is all about holding on to hope.

And finally, this week’s writing prompt. You may like to write about it on your own blog, or simply leave a comment below.


Until next week,

Yours with much love always

Marie xxx