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 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.

There’s been quite a lot of talk recently about the development of a blood test to detect cancer. But how close are we to this in reality? Lisa goes beyond the headlines to investigate.

Is exercise after breast reconstruction possible? Yes, it is even “A.W.I.N!” Curious to learn more about this acronym, coined by Terri? Head on over to PRMA Plastic Surgery to discover what it means.

I really like Nancy‘s advice on the thoughtfulness of sending a sympathy card to someone who has lost a loved one. Knowing what to write can be a challenge sometimes, so Nancy has suggested some simple phrases to help you get started.

Check out the latest beautiful rose that has bloomed on Carolyn‘s balcony.

Interesting reflection from Connie this week on the importance of establishing “non-negotiables” for our lives.

Barbara shares a personal reflection on the lasting impact of abuse and how it shapes cancer in the future.

Audrey has taken the step to engage carers and writes about the benefits and the challenges involved in the decision to let carers come into her home.

Sarah shares a health update on how the latest chemotherapy is working for her.

Rod has published a breast cancer manifesto for men on Advanced Breast Cancer.

Diane has written a loving tribute to Leigh Pate.

Chris shares a recent experience with his son at Accident and Emergency.

A thoughtful reflection by Abigail on loneliness and the need for connection as a person living with MBC.

Kate rounds up a collection of inspiring books at A Fresh Chapter, which has brought her comfort as a person living with a terminal illness.

Finally this week, I leave you with a quote from Sue‘s latest reflection on the concept of different stories about the same events – it’s a great read as always from Sue. She finishes with this line which brought me great comfort and peace when I read it:

Join me now to carve a space for peace in your heart, for you deserve rest and joy too.

Until next week,

May you experience peace in your heart in the days ahead,

Yours with much love always,

Marie xxx