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.

Happy first day of August.

But how did we get to August so soon?! I swear I thought it was still June. 

I love how Philippa captures this sense of the summer months moving towards a end along with a universally felt sense of being not quite in one place or another at this time. “Each of us,” she writes, “is finding our feet in this shaky new ground, and this differs on our own situations, our thresholds of comfort and our own risk assessments.” 

Another delightful story from Connie about having the faith and courage to spread our wings in our new beginnings. 

Barbara‘s latest post is all about hope and our collective efforts in the breast cancer community – and beyond.

A bittersweet reflection on finding joy from Megsie. 

It’s long been thought that the “right dose” of a cancer medication is the maximum dose that most people receiving the drug can tolerate. This thinking began with chemotherapy and is often extended to other types of cancer drugs. A group of metastatic breast cancer patient (MBC) advocates is now questioning that paradigm and is urging a new approach that is more attuned to the needs of individuals. Find out more from Lisa’s latest post on this topic. 

Advice from Cathy on regaining range of movement after breast cancer surgery.

A guest post by Katie on Ticking Off Breast Cancer about how writing helped her through the “post-treatment wasteland.”

Thoughts on searching for her cancer words from Martha.

Chris ponders the unfair discrimination faced by cancer patients. 

Congratulations to OurMBCLife podcast celebrating its first anniversary. 

Dee is marking another kind of anniversary – 16 years since her ovarian cancer diagnosis.

Terri’s latest post is about learning to trust your body again after breast surgery and breast reconstruction. 

The Olympics has prompted Kristie  to wonder if there were a Cancer Olympics, what would it entail?

Ilene has published a very frank and important post on sexuality post breast or prostate cancer diagnosis, alongside another powerful poem The Final Cut.  

Finally this week, a writing prompt because sometimes we all need a little prompt when the well of inspiration runs dry.  I’m inspired by Abigail’s beautiful “in this moment” prompts – visit her blog to find out more.

Until next week, 

Yours with much love always,

Marie xxx