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.
As we enter the final week of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Leigh Pate is sharing a glimpse of life and common frustrations of many patients who are #LivingwithLobularBreastCancer,
Barbarawrites about what happens after the pink ribbon is retired for another year, Abgailcontinues her highly informative and thought-provoking series of BCAM posts, Lisatakes issue with the sexualization of breast cancer awareness activities and Jo has created two infographics which alert us to the red flags of secondary breast cancer – one of which relates to lobular breast cancer. If you haven’t already come across them, please check them out and share them on your social channels.
Relationships and intimacy while living with MBC is the theme of the latest podcast from OurMBCLife.
Nancy’s latest #MetsMonday guest post addresses the division that can occur between earlier stage breast cancer and stage 4 patients.
Ilene is still reeling from the death of her friends Lori and Julia and her blog reflects her mourning with some beautiful poems and a post about opening the Pandora’s box of grief. See also Ilene’s post on Surviving Breast Cancer on healing circles and Kristie‘s sharing of a grief notes practice.
Can we take concepts in healthcare and make them customary practice to improve patient care and outcomes by advancing patient empowerment and shared decisions? This is the question posed by Terri who shares a video of a discussion by global thought leaders discussing patient empowerment and shared decisions.
Gogs recounts some recent health scares in his latest post.
Carolyn shares some thoughts on belonging in a support group which will have find resonance among cancer patients too.
Good tips as always from Cathy on not fearing food and making good nutritional choices.
Connie tells a lovely story of support from her church in such evocative and warm detail this week.
Finally this week, Martha looks back on the happy memories she made this summer and how she uses them as strength in the face of cancer. “Sometimes, when we’re lucky, the scale tips toward the good,” she writes.
Until next week,
May the scale tip towards the good in your week ahead.
". . .and the world cannot be discovered by a journey of miles, no matter how long, but only by a spiritual journey, a journey of one inch, very arduous and humbling and JOYFUL, by which we arrive at the ground at our own feet, and learn to be at home."
Thank you Marie for this week’s most intriguing list of reading assignments! And for including my “Do I Belong Here?” post about how patient groups can make us feel welcomed – or not.
Take care, stay safe… ♥
Thank you, Marie for including my post on many of the common frustrations and fears of those who are living with lobular breast cancer.
Superb post Leigh – I learned some new things from reading it.
I always look forward to reading your posts Carolyn 🙂