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.

Half-way through Pinktober, and “the pink ribbon fairy tale is a lie”, writes Nancy Stordahl in her latest post on the true realities of breast cancer. See also Abigail‘s post on  the  Pink Ribbon. 

Ask questions. Ask if the pink ribbon represents the community you are trying to reach before using it automatically. Be open to understanding that not everyone identifies with the same images and concepts. While breast cancer is an equalizer, the community is not entirely homogeneous.

Rod provides a list of helpful resources and online support for male breast cancer patients. 

Do you have any special tips for helping speed up the process when you are seeing a new care provider? asks Becky this week.

Terri educates us on the back story to DiepCJourney,

Barbara shares information on breast reconstruction.

Siobhan shares a link to a national newspaper  feature  article on her work.

A warm welcome back to the blogosphere to Catherine at My Triple Negative Life. 

Chris shares the reality of being a cancer patient in the time of Covid.

Nancy Seibel shares a writing prompt to strengthen well-being. 

Connie is missing the Fall Fairs this year. 

Cathy‘s latest post is all about why your healthy habits go off the rails and what to do  instead. 

Ticking Off Breast Cancer shares practical tips on how to talk to children about cancer.

Finally this week, please take a few moments to support Ilene‘s MBC campaign on Facebook. Regular readers know what a wonderful support Ilene is  to all of us here, so let’s pay it forward  for her today. 

Until next week,

Be kind to yourself,

Yours with much love always

Marie xxx