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.

Terri shares information on a project she was asked to participate in. The focus of the project is patient-centered stories in breast reconstruction. Emphasis is placed on the shared decision-making model for patients through their own personal breast reconstruction Journey. The program is available in a video presented on a Balancing Act segment of Lifetime Television and embedded in her blog for you to watch.

Janet captures the conflicted feelings and ambivalence of taking part in a Pinktober event which comes to many of us the further along the cancer pathway we go.

Dee also describes the “multitude of feelings” which assail her at this time of year.

In her latest post, Barbara shares her thoughts on fundraising efforts during October.

I love that Julia took up my recent writing prompt on which words you would choose to live by. Her words? “Nothing in Life is worth worrying about.”

Great post from Nancy Siebel on how small gestures can mean big things to cancer patients.  See also Connie‘s celebration of the unsung heroes of breast cancer treatment.

Dr Attai shares information on a new UCLA research survey on the choice to go flat after mastectomy.

A beautifully expressed post from Yvonne on tattoo taboos.

An invitation from Karin to join her on Tuesday 22nd October for an informative online talk for those newly diagnosed with cancer.

Carolyn features a guest post that tackles a very sensitive topic  – medical error and the need for doctors to apologize when harm has been done.

A poignant post from Kay remembering the day she found out she had cancer.

Congratulations to HIS Breast Cancer Awareness celebrating  10 years of raising awareness of male breast cancer.

What happens when the strong need to weep? A heartbreaking post from Megsie.

Abigail continues her excellent series of posts highlighting MBC facts for the month of October.

Another super-informative post from Cathy on how sensationalist breast cancer nutrition headlines do damage – and  where the truth really lies.

Finally this week, I leave you with  a quote from Ilene from her  post “Death and the Paradox of Happiness” which touched me deeply:

Such a morbidly sad and strange time to live in. Yet all the same it’s still wondrous to wake up every morning with the opportunity to be grateful for another day.

Until next week,

Yours with much love always,

Marie xxx