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.

Let’s start off this week’s round up with an interesting question from Nancy “If you had a crystal ball for 2021, would you take a peek?”

Really interesting post from Lisa on a research study which found major differences in reporting of cancer treatment side effects between patients and their doctors.  See also Carolyn on the discordance that happens when when patients and doctors aren’t on the same page.

Lovely tribute from JoAnn to an inspirational teacher.

Dee reflects on waiting.

Jennifer shares 7 tips to help manage your energy during radiation treatment.

A guest post on Ticking Off Breast Cancer from Juliet on why she blogs.

Exciting news as Terri launches her podcast, kicking off with an interview with  Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo on the overlying mission for breast reconstruction advocacy.

Medical updates from both Abigail and Maureen.

Connie‘s latest post post is about her solo journey to Michigan and how remembering it now when we can’t travel is helping to get through gray January.

Dr Attai reports on The National Cancer Institute’s recent announcement that they will start tracking breast cancer recurrence.

Congratulations to Barbara who is celebrating 13 years of Let Life Happen.

A motivational post from Cathy on just doing you.

Finally this week, I leave you with some inspiration from Terri Wingham

What if it’s enough to tell the people in our lives that we love them? To say yes to any small experiences that might bring us joy? To do something to brighten someone else’s day? To find one thing each evening to feel grateful for? 

Perhaps by focusing on small things, we will replenish our reserves of resilience and gather the energy to work on the bigger things. There is much to be done in our lives and in the world, but we don’t have to do it all today. Maybe today, a small, gentle step towards healing or joy is enough.

Until next week,

Yours with much love and gratitude always

Marie xxx