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 see000/, just leave a comment below.

Nancy has expanded her regular #MetsMonday feature to include perspectives/experiences of family members and caregivers.  Check out her latest guest post on Nancy’s Point. 

Audrey writes this week about the impact of becoming a disabled person in an ableist world.

Yvonne is marking the anniversary of the death of her huband – a beautiful testatment to love.

Lisa explores the role of acupuncture in cancer care.

Maureen updates us on how her treatment is going. 

Another helpful post from Terri for those considering breast reconstruction options.

A guest interview from Rod on watching out for cancer fakes and what it’s like to have the veracity of your own cancer experience called into question. 

With Thanksgiving around the corner, Barbara reflects on all that she is grateful for. 

Thanksgiving officially marks the start of holiday-season for those in the US and for the rest of us, the Holidays aren’t far behind. SBC share tips on navigating the season when you are dealing with breast cancer. 

Great tips from Cathy on not caving into food cravings.

Good information from Carolyn on the “widow-maker” heart attack.

Congratulations to Gogs on becoming a first-time grandfather.

News from METUPUK who this week announced their registration with the Charity Commission, marking an important new chapter for the UK’s only metastatic breast cancer advocacy group.

Dr Hope Rugo speaks about novel treatments for TNBC like a new antibody drug conjugate, lovingly known as “sassy” on the latest OurMBCLife podcast. 

Chris shares tips and advice from his personal experience of growing a cancer community. 

Melissa writes explains why TV commercials depicting carefree, happy people do not reflect the reality of her experience. 

A poignant post from Abigail on feeling seen and heard (or not) with Stage IV cancer.

Finally this week, It’s hard to read both Ilene and Kristie‘s words, both, in Kristie’s words, “at a crossroads with cancer,” both dealing with pain – as is Julia in her latest posts. I wish there was something I could do to take away their pain. All I can do is say, I see you and I hear you and I an sending you all my love across so many miles. Please join me in showing them you see and hear them too. 

Yours with much love and hope always,

Marie xxx