Weekly Round-Up: The Cancer Survivor’s Day Edition

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 that I’ve wanted to share with you. Don’t forget that if you have written a post that you would like readers to see, just leave a comment below.

Today is designated cancer survivor’s day and I always find myself with mixed emotions on this day.

I’ve become increasingly uncomfortable with the terms surrounding cancer survivorship over the past few years, although I still find myself from time to time slipping back into the habit of describing myself as a cancer survivor.

Nancy Stordahl has been unequivocal over the years on why she is no fan of the term and her latest post links to previous posts on this topic. Today she has one clear message – “if you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, I want you to know that you do not have to be a noble cancer patient (or survivor).

Abigail is also unequivocal in her rejection of the label, writing on her blog, “I don’t believe the label of survivor applies to those of us with Stage IV cancer and since cancer will ultimately kill me, a day of celebration for survivors doesn’t appear to include me or those of us in the MBC community.”

Have you ever wondered what the relationship is like between primary and secondary breast cancer patients when they are talking about cancer? MetUpUK put 4 of its members on a zoom call to chat it out.

Martha explains why she is not going to stay silent about the hard reality of cancer.

Megsie shares the one side of cancer she has grown to love.

Rod is singing the praises of the women who helped me from breast diagnosis to treatment and beyond.

Sarah writes about her love of post this week.

Barbara reflects on the ned for letting go of an unhealthy friendship.

Jennifer offers advice on escaping from daily routines.

So that’s another week done. Please do feel free to add your comments below and share thoughts on anything you’ve read in this week’s round-up.

Until next week,

Yours with much love always

Marie xxx