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.

A tough post to read from Jo this week – an uncompromising look at the unrelenting impact of secondary breast cancer. 

Dee marks ovarian cancer awareness month. 

Super writing from Elizabeth reflecting on grief and acceptance. 

Siobhans latest post raises awareness of the risk of breast cancer with dense breasts.

Advice from Carolyn on updating your will.

In words that I feel sure will resonate with many of us, Renza writes this week

For the last six months, I have continued to fight back tears and deal with lumps in my throat because one of the few constants through all of this is the lack of care and compassion directed at people who are older and those of us living with health conditions It’s a rather laissez-faire attitude: let’s not worry because we are all going to die anyway.

Tips on how to improve your relationship with uncertainty on the Return To Wellness blog. 

Chris shares the view from a cancer surgeon in his latest post. 

JoAnn returns to teaching and adapting to a new educational landscape determined by Covid realities. 

A guest post on Ticking Off Breast Cancer from Emma on “the new normal” post cancer. 

Advice from Megsie on what to do when someone bulldozes your safe space.

Nancy Seibel shares some tips on how to move forward with joy. 

Barbara warns of a new threat to electronic medical records.

Abigail reflects on bringing up children with a belief system. 

Beautiful writing from Ilene this week expressing gratitude for her online community of support. 

An uplifting post on pregnancy post DIEP surgery on Terri’s blog.

Finally this week, thanks to Julia Barnickle for suggesting this article in The Guardian, written by Elliot Dallen, who died last week from cancer. . I’d like to end this week’s round-up with a quote from Elliot:

After the gut-punch of cancer diagnosis, I’ve really struggled to define a purpose for my own life. I found in time this came naturally. Life is for enjoyment. Make of it what you can.

Until next week,

May you find some joy in the days ahead

Yours with much love always

Marie xxx