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.

I begin with an apology for being absent from my regular round-up. Thank you to those who messaged me privately to check if everything was ok. Life, as it has a habit of doing got in the way last week, but I am delighted to be back with you today. And it’s a lovely reminder of how much we come to rely on our virtual presence and notice when you go quiet 🙂

Speaking of which.. I am so pleased to see new posts from Deanna, Renee and Katy again after a prolonged absence from the blogosphere.

Connie looks ahead with hope to the things she is most looking forward to when the world opens up again.

On the 13th year of Nancy‘s mother’s death, Nancy is marking time, not just for her Mom, but for those we have loved and lost to metastatic cancer.

Ilene‘s poem The Last Poet Standing is dedicated to friends lost to cancer’s relentless grip. “Cancer friendships burn fast and bright, ” says Ilene “and I’m grateful for ours.”

Loving thoughts go out to Sarah on this next phase of her treatment path.

Barbara‘s latest post offers advice on determining your breast cancer course of treatment.

A terrific reflection from Siobhan on what it means to her personally to be an advocate for others.

Martha shares thoughts on what the roll-out of the Covid vaccine has taught her about her value. See also Dee‘s account of getting the vaccine.

Terri goes beyond the headlines around breast reconstruction to mine the truth, and in In Episode 4 of the DiepCJourney podcast, she discusses the importance of coordinated care in breast cancer with plastic surgeon Dr David Song.

Cathy shares tips on eating to beat stress in her latest post, and if you haven’t already read it, check out the recent interview I did with her over at the Patient Empowerment Network. It’s all about nourishing your body and mind during cancer treatment and beyond.

Beautiful post from Abigail celebrating friendship, poetry and art.

Information on getting organised with a cancer treatment planner on Chris‘s blog.

Julia shares a story and life lesson in her latest post.

Becki takes delivery of a new family member.

Practical tips on helping someone who is going through breast cancer treatment from Ticking Off Breast Cancer.

Finally this week, I leave you with a quote courtesy of Kristie Konsoer who blogs at Finding A Way.

Until next week,

May you continue to bloom wherever you find yourself planted these days,

Yours with much love always

Marie xxx