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.

So here we are safely out the other side of Pinktober. To wrap up the month, Nancy has shared some random observations in her latest post. See also Stacey‘s quietly reflective post and Abigail’s reminder that breast cancer is forever for those living with MBC.

Living with Stage IV metastatic breast cancer is a 24/7, 365 day per year experience. Those of us living with it never get a day off and it only ends when we’re dead. Think about that. Don’t stop paying attention just because one month is over.

Ann Marie shares a guest post detailing the realities of day-to-day living with metastatic breast cancer.

Great post from Nancy Siebel on practicing self–care as an antidote to procrastination.

Michele shares a guest post from her nephew writing about his Aunt Michele’s cancer.

Victims or warriors? Can cancer truly create a personality that exudes false positivity? This is the question Ilene poses in her latest blog post which concludes with thought-provoking poetry.

The term shared decision-making describes the process which takes place when a patient and their health care provider work together to make a health care plan that is best for the patient. It’s the topic of Terri‘s latest post on the options of breast reconstruction after mastectomy.

Barbara has added a new feature to her blog – the “Paid Opportunities for the Cancer Community” is designed to share opportunities for patients to receive remuneration for their knowledge and expertise as patients and/or caregivers.

Another problem answered by Karin in her Dear Karin advice column this week.

I’m excited for my friend Siobhan as I watch her grow her advocacy for the breast cancer community. In her latest post she looks back on a super busy year and looks forward to her new advocacy project for lobular breast cancer.

Gratitude for Connie‘s willingness to share an unflinching look at the everyday reality of living through an experience of loss and grief.

Finally this week, I leave you with a 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