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.

I’m starting this week with a question from Karin ” When was the last time you felt wonderful or described some/thing/one as wonderful?” And Karin’s answer? “You are wonderful, despite it all and because of it all.”

Some practical tips on managing breast surgery during the holidays from Terri.

What’s the best gift to give a cancer patient? Connie shares her thoughts in a guest post.

Lovely post from Terri Wingham on the journies and adventure her “yeses” took her to.

Can you really bake healthy holiday cookies? Yes you can, says Cathy with some super-helpful tips on how to infuse your holiday baking with IWB’s – ingredients with benefits.

In her latest post, Barbara recommends that you give your family member the gift of sharing everything that you know about the family’s medical history.

Beth is back this week with a post on grief. I can identify so much with her words.

The truth is, the searing pain of losing someone so beloved really never goes away, and I’m coming to accept that.

A  warm welcome back to the blogosphere to Lisa DeFerrari with a post exploring if we are making any progress on breast cancer.

And another warm welcome back to Susan Rahn with news of her METUP protest at  The San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.


Tracy shares her experience of being part of the Persephone clinical trial. The trial set out to establish whether 6 months treatment with Herceptin is as effective as 12 months for women with early HER2+ breast cancer.

Sue‘s latest post concerns new guidelines in Canada from the Canadian Task Force of Preventative Health Care about breast-cancer screening, which “place the responsibility to be screened on the shoulders (breasts?) of women.”

Congratulations to Amy on the publication of her memoir, Resurrection Lily.

Nancy is offering a personalized, autographed copy of her memoir, Cancer Was Not a Gift & It Didn’t Make Me a Better Person,

A gorgeous review of Juliet‘s year in flowers.

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