It’s time for this week’s round-up of the best posts I’ve read this week. This is a collection of posts that have inspired me, taught me something, or moved me. Feel free to leave a comment below if you have written a post you think our readers will find interesting.
Have you heard of the term cancer muggle? I confess I hadn’t heard of it until I read Carolyn‘s latest post. Intrigued? Head on over to her blog to find out more.
Terri wrote last week about the dreadful decision to change insurance coding for DIEP flap breast reconstruction, a topic which was taken up this week by Nancy.
From Elizabeth, a sobering reminder to appreciate life’s everyday wonders and the grace of the “ordinary”.
A delightful surprise to see a post from Rebecca again after a long hiatus- you’ve been missed in the blogosphere!
A must-read and view from Terri on one of the more important questions to ask at your consult for breast reconstruction a video interview with Dr Minas Chrysopoulo and printable blog on reducing abdominal wall complications.
Barbara digs deeper into the reasons why some women aren’t taking better care of themselves.
Abigail describes her latest treatment line and observes how peer support is so important for managing toxic cancer treatments’ side effects.
Megsie reflects on her pain around World Cancer Day and Black History Month.
Cathy shares tips for eating chocolate safely and guilt-free.
Jennifer recommends her two favorite lumpectomy bras.
A podcast interview by SBC featuring Rod Ritchie, Bob Huebner and Vance Stacks, three men who all have been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Finally this week, I’m leaving with you a quote via Connie‘s blog that really hit home for me this week.
To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.Henri Bergson
Until next week
Yours with much love always
Thank you dear Marie for including my blog on “muggles” (I cannot take credit for this term: I discovered it from the ‘Thanks Cancer’ ladies, Mimi Hall and Leanna House, and discovered even more about the concept of ‘toxic positivity’ via psychotherapist Dan Mager’s column in Psychology Today!) So much wisdom, so little time. . .
We may not be familiar with the term cancer muggles or cardiac muggles, but I’m pretty sure we’ve all met our own muggles by their words and behaviours. One of my readers, for example, left a comment with her own example (after coming home from triple bypass open heart surgery: her neighbour came right over and said to her: “You know if you didn’t eat meat, you wouldn’t have had this problem!”
Now THAT’S muggle behaviour!
Take care, stay safe. . . ♥
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Thank you, Marie! I hope you are doing well. I have to say it felt good to come back. I have missed our community as well. I had a couple of difficult years (dealing with accepting certain realities), and then the pandemic hit (W.T.H. was that!). I am hoping to slowly come back and share some new/and not-so-new perspectives. Have a relaxing day! xo
I thought of you often Rebecca. It’s been a hard few years for many of us – I hope life is looking brighter for you soon x
Thank you so much for including my post about the insurance coding changes. Does Ireland have national health care coverage – including for breast reconstruction? It’s so crazy when options we’ve had are taken away. Thanks for helping to spread the word. Have a wonderful week.
Hi Nancy – we have a hybrid health service – public health coverage and also private. I am often so struck by the brutal reality of being ill in the US – it’s a tough system for sure.
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