Weekly Round-Up: BCAM and Lessons Learned

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 the last day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month for another year and as I wrote in this article, BCAM may be ending, but living with breast cancer continues. Nancy has gathered together lessons from the community to close out this month, Surviving Breast Cancer also shares pertinent tips,  Abigail concludes her month long daily BCAM posts and Jennifer shares her personal learnings from her DCIS diagnosis two years ago. 

Rod profiles stage IV breast cancer patient advocate, Martha Carlson in his latest ABC post.  

In an intriguingly titled post, Face The Ace, Ilene writes about releasing the trapped mind state that’s surrounded by Adverse Childhood events.

Sue celebrates Queering Cancer – a pioneering space for LGBTQ2+ people affected by cancer created three years ago. 

Introducing a new blog Get Your Ooomph Back to the round-up this week. Carolyn Garritt is a personal trainer, based in Central London, who specialises in exercise after cancer.

Barbara revisits the mission of her website.

Connie describes a dating experience of behing ghosted.

A super post from Terri on creating community to promote shared decision making. 
Finally this week, some sad news, as MBC claims another community member. Liz Johnson who blogged at Breast Cancer Conscript, died this past week, and Kristie’s writing on her death prompts a reflection on the pain of grief we face in this community. Let’s keep reaching out to each other and holding space for our grief as we travel the days and weeks ahead. 

Yours with much love always,

Marie xxx