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.

This past week I had the great pleasure of interviewing Siobhan Freeney as part of my Social Spotlight series. Check out our conversation here

In the first instalment of Shine Cancer Support‘s new blog series exploring sex and cancer, psychosexual therapist Dr Eleanor Holloway speaks about the expectations and realities of sex after diagnosis and treatment.

Nancy Stordahl‘s latest Mets Monday post features the wonderful ascerbic wit of Katherine O’Brien.

Audrey contemplates the addition of a “Grannie Rocket” to her home. 

A painful but necessary read from Maureen about the added pain of complicated grieving when a loved one dies during this present difficult time of pandemic. 

Advice from Jennifer on breast biopsy preparation and recovery. 

Powerful poetry from Ilene detailing the ravages of radiation on her body.

Tips from Barbara Babcock on returning to work after illness.

Confused about Phytoestrogen and its link to breast cancer? You’re not alone. For some fact-based myth-busting, this week check out Ticking Off Breast Cancer and Cathy Leman

Advice from Martha on tackling sleep problems due to cancer treatment. 

Terrific post from Terri exploring the ethics of sharing our breast cancer stories. 

Delightful reflection on the healing thirst-quenching power of water from Connie.

Tips from Nancy Seibel on how to take a break from fear, worry and anxiety. See also Sheri‘s latest post on conquering disruptors. 

Barbara Jacoby writes this week of the power of patients in clinical trials. 

Finally, this week, as we take leave of another Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I leave you with a final BCAM post from Megsie and this wonderful quote from Abigail‘s BCAM wrap-up post:

Amidst the darkness and the sadness and the death, there are bright spots and I never want to forget that.

As my dear Emily Garnett always used to say, “It’s the worst club with the best people” and she was 100% right as usual.

Until next week,

Yours with much love always

Marie xxx