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.
Today is World Poetry Day. We have some wonderful poetry writers like Ilene and Sarah in the blogosphere – let’s celebrate them particularly today.
March is Lymphedema Awareness Month. “Even in 2021,” writes Nancy this week, “some doctors, including oncologists and surgeons, downplay the risk of their breast cancer patients developing lymphedema.” Read her guest post for more.
Barbara recognizes cancer caregivers in her latest post.
Jennifer shares ten tools she uses to walk through cancer anxiety.
Abigail updates us on our latest scan. See also Abigail’s’ guest post When Well-Meaning Words Don’t Land Well on Life After Why.
Julia recounts her recent experience of her 5-year mammogram.
A post on surgery, ports and priorities from Kristie.
Chris shares a guest post on life lessons learned from a father dying with cancer.
Lisa reviews Kate Pickert’s book “Radical: The Science, Culture, and History of Breast Cancer in America”, which tells the story of how our approach to breast cancer has evolved over the decades and the impact that our “culture”, or societal attitudes, has had on that history.
Philippa shares her experience of a year spent self-isolating.
Terri‘s latest post is about PTSD following a breast cancer diagnosis.
A reminder from Carolyn that women’s heart attacks are so often dismissed.
Great advice from Cathy on learning to not eat our emotions and check out Steve‘s tips for going sugar-free.
As Connie approaches her birthday she looks back on birthdays past.
Finally this week, introducing a new blog to the blogosphere – Heal Write Now (thanks John Novack for the steer in Cissy’s direction). Here’s a quote from her latest post, Dying Ain’t Dead.
We all know, “No one gets out of here alive,” but how many really integrate that knowledge into our way of living? I didn’t. And I hope you don’t have to get cancer to do so.
A reminder from Nancy that you can
Until next week,
Yours with much love always
Marie, thank you once again for pulling together all this great writing from our blogging community for us to read and catch up. And thanks so much for including my post!
Very interesting to read your book review Lisa
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Thank you Marie for including my “Heart Sisters” post in this week’s impressive lineup! Some great reading here, as always. My daughter-in-law’s Mum – who lives across the country from us – was just diagnosed with breast cancer this month. There’s no good time for such a scary diagnosis, but my lovely (and very pregnant, due any day now) D.I.L. is very worried and worse, missing her Mum terribly at a time like this.
Take care, and stay safe. . . ♥
oh how awful Carolyn – as you say, no good time ever to be diagnosed, but the times we are living in add in whole other layer of stress and distress to the situation