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.

It’s Valentine’s Day and though it’s a schmaltzy Hallmark invented kinda day, it’s also a day to think about all sorts of different kinds of love – as Barbara says, it’s a day for everyone. While Connie shares some treasured memories of her parents’ love letters, Beth’s latest post is a quarantined-Valentine mash-up.

As we approach almost exactly a year since the reality of Covid lockdowns entered our lives, Philippa reflects on brighter days ahead. See also JoAnn’s and Sue‘s latest Covid-related posts.

A guest post on Ticking Off Breast Cancer on coping with hair loss.

Abigail shares a medical update.

Jennifer‘s latest post is all about creating a private and comfortable bedroom oasis.

Cathy‘s Reset Your Mindset post is all about adopting a realistic approach to nutrition.

A reminder from male breast cancer advocate, Rod that breast cancer is a genderless disease.

An important advocacy message from Siobhan on how dense breasts mask breast cancer.

A guest post on Chris‘ cancer blog on working from home with cancer.

Two powerful poems from the pen of Ilene this week.

Tips on how to cope with chemo-induced peripheral neuropathy from Nancy and the BC community.

Finally this week, belated birthday wishes to Audrey who turned 65 recently. Her latest poem is published on her blog and republished below.

Who knows which day it is?

This lockdown drags its feet

and drags us along behind

powerless to change the pace.

One day at a time makes it

more bearable.

One step at a time 

risks pain and loss

and yet the only way

to move.

Today the snow fell

and created a new world.

This world is beautiful and  

unspoiled by the darkness 

of a lockdown winter.

We forget for a moment

about variant viruses and

instead wait for the first footprints to appear

amidst the snowdrops.

Until next week,

Yours with much love always

Marie xxx