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.
I’m starting off this week’s round-up with a topic that has come up many times in the blogosphere, but it’s one that bears repeating – what to say to a cancer patient. Brooke Gant, an ovarian cancer patient shares her thoughts through the online patient community, Inspire, in this article.
Another recurring theme is that of scanxiety – and this week it’s the topic of Becky‘s last post.
Nancy has written an open letter to plastic surgeons sharing 13 things she would like them to better understand about breast reconstruction from a patient’s point of view. As a companion piece, read Terri on how to care for the caregiver during breast reconstruction.
Sarah shares an app from her cancer toolbox – in her own words, “some of the things that have helped me remain active, sane, positive and cheerful over the last few years.”
I totally get Johanna‘s writings on “cancer super achievers”. I remember feeling I had to achieve something outstanding after my own cancer diagnosis and feeling frustrated watching on while other cancer patients did incredible things while I was too exhausted to raise my head from the pillow some days.
Anne Marie shares information on The Global Challenge to Prevent Breast Cancer – a competition designed to surface game-changing ideas to help launch an entirely new direction for breast cancer research focused on primary prevention.
Karin is offering an online talk on end of year reflections and new beginnings – you’ll find more details on her blog.
Stephanie‘s latest post is all about building courage for the next step we need to take.
Advice from Barbara on how to deal with the holidays when cancer is present.
Check out the final installment of Cathy‘s epic six-part series on improving outcomes, energy, stamina and strength after a breast cancer diagnosis.
Connie shares delightful memories of her Aunt Polly in her latest post.
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