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.
Last week, I shared Dr Attai‘s post on The Breast Cancer Recurrence Project, which aims to revolutionize and bring accuracy to what we know about who’s living with metastatic breast cancer. This week read more about it from the patient perspective with Martha‘s latest Cure post.
A warm welcome back to the blogosphere to Judit this week.
Have you checked out Nancy’s new resource library on Nancy’s Point? It includes free pdf copies of specified ebooks and select blog posts, an endocrine therapy guide, first chapter of her memoir and more.
A touching post from Connie on the love and companionship a beloved pet provides.
Although it’s a triggering topic for me, I’m grateful to Carolyn for continuing to push for open disclosure around medical misdiagnosis. Read more on her blog on this topic.
A new post from Diane on cancer patients and Covid-19 vaccines. See also Dee‘s latest post.
Chris shares a recent interview in which he talks about his charity and working to improve the digital divide.
Barbara shares her thoughts on coping with the down days.
Siobhan explains in her latest post why she continues to tell her story and advocate for more awareness around breast density and cancer. See also Sue‘s post on speaking our truth while rocking the status quo boat.
Tips on writing as a therapy on Ticking Off Breast Cancer this week.
Jennifer shares her DCIS treatment decision on radiation in her latest post.
I’m sorry to see Megsie‘s blog go on hiatus but hoping she’ll be back writing soon again – also sending healing wishes your way.
Great post from Abigail on labels, disabilities and fitting in.
Ilene‘s latest poetic offering, Master’s Ball, is, in her own words, “provocative of life as it is with so much on our hearts, it’s easy to not see the bigger picture considering the truth.”
A post from Sheri on why we should learn to embrace boredom.
Finally this week, I leave you with a beautiful image from Audrey’s poignant post on the Grannie she wished she could be for her grandson.
Until next week,
Yours with much love and gratitude always
Thank you dear Marie for including my post “Saying the Word ‘Misdiagnosis’ is Not Doctor-Bashing” in this week’s intriguing list.
There are few encounters in medicine more “triggering” as you say than being misdiagnosed when we know something is very wrong. PTSD research has suggested that this represents a form of abandonment that can make longterm symptoms especially distressing.
The truly distressing aspect for all patients is that there is no such thing as mandatory reporting of diagnostic error so that staff can report, discuss and learn from what has happened to help prevent others from going through the same experience in the future. This happens, yet the only official response throughout the field of medicine to misdiagnosis is to NOT talk about it.
This does not happen in other professional workplaces when the client/end user (patient) is hurt.
Take care, and keep safe… ♥
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