Weekly Round-Up

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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.

Changing bodies and changing identities were recurring themes on several blogs this past week.

Jen‘s latest post is all about the dark parts of facing a major identity change.

Identity change is also the theme of Ilene‘s post as she writes of the “granular and fundamental shift in identity [which] transpires from the inside out.”

Meanwhile, Johanna writes of the physical changes wrought by cancer treatment.

A wonderfully evocative trip down memory lane with both Julia and Philippa.

Another trip down memory lane with Terri who shares the experience of her breast reconstruction consult.

Nancy offers ten tips for when your doctor doesn’t listen to you.

More tips from Barbara on dealing with the side effects of cancer treatment.

Sarah knows all about those side-effects as she undergoes her first dose of Docetaxel.

I’m so pleased to see Lisey back blogging again – and she’s back with a bang writing about the feminization and sexualization of breast cancer and “Fun Buns” (!) the latest campaign down under which has got her riled up.

JoAnn continues her blogging A to Z posts.

Thrilled to see Connie profiled on Karin‘s blog this week.

Claudia shares her experience of attending the National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) conference in Washington, DC.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS) has updated their screening mammography guideline, recommending that women of average risk begin annual screening mammograms at age 40.  More details on Dr Attai‘s blog.

Abigail‘s post on infertility is about a topic very close to home for me.

What do you need to know about genetic counseling? Amy has some answers for you.

In response to her writing group’s writing prompt, Janet writes about the many fears that cancer brings to our lives.

And speaking of writing prompts, here’s one for you this week. I’ve borrowed it from my favorite A to Z post on 10 things to say yes to. Feel free to blog about it or simply leave a comment below.

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Until next week,

Yours with much love always,

Marie xxx