Weekly Round-Up

It’s that time of the week again when I bring you the top posts I’ve come across this week. These posts have left an impact on me, they have either been thought-provoking, informative or touching. If you have written a post that you believe will interest our readers, I encourage you to leave a comment below.

Megsie recounts her recent experience of sharing her story on stage at a storytelling event in Boston, reflecting on how her dream of sharing her story on stage came true and how it felt to be vulnerable in front of an audience.

Martha explores the relationship between cancer and aging and discusses how cancer treatment can often lead to accelerated aging and a range of health issues, such as fatigue, cognitive decline, and chronic pain, highlighting the importance of managing these symptoms and promoting healthy aging for cancer survivors, including exercise, a healthy diet, and stress reduction techniques.

Nancy marks 15 years since her Mom’s death from metastatic breast cancer and discusses the issue of ageism in cancer care, questioning whether older patients receive adequate treatment and attention.

Audrey‘s latest post explores JOMO and the love of cats and dogs.

Terri provides a retrospective overview of DIEP flap breast reconstruction surgery – a must-read for anyone considering this procedure.

Carolyn discusses the frustration and uncertainty that came with living with undiagnosed cardiac symptoms, as well as the emotional toll that the experience took on her and her family.

Barbara writes this week about the importance of expressing gratitude in the breast cancer community and suggests ways in which to do so.

Chris offers a critical reflection on the ways in which politics can impact cancer research and treatment, arguing that political interests can sometimes override scientific evidence and patient needs, resulting in suboptimal outcomes for those affected by cancer.

Gabby shares tips for cultivating habits that promote happiness and well-being.

Cathy explores the relationship between emotions, food, and breast cancer in her latest post.

The latest podcast from OurMBCLife focuses on how mindfulness and meditation can help those who live with MBC live better.

Julia pays tribute to women who have inspired her throughout her life and the qualities that make these women inspiring, such as their resilience, courage, and compassion.

Finally this week, Abigail writes about the importance of recognizing and honoring the wishes of those who are approaching the end of their life.

However you choose to face the end of your life or choose to support someone facing the end of their life is so very very individual. At the same time, there are some universal truths in this uniquely human experience. Some call this time period sacred or precious since those last days/weeks/moments can be profoundly special, stripped of all the distractions of life. Supporting someone else and bearing witness to this last living transition is not easy and yet doing this well is absolutely worth the effort.

Until next week

Yours with much love always

Marie xxx