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.

Many women are left numb after mastectomy. At PRMA in San Antonio, Texas they have created the term TruSense℠ which refers to restoring sensation and wholeness after breast cancer surgery. This week Terri interviews Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo to learn why this procedure is important to patients.

Barbara shares a “glorious day” and describes how being in nature, surrounded by loved ones, and disconnected from technology brought a sense of peace and contentment.

OurMBCLife asked MBC patients to weigh in on what they get out of meditation. Listen to their answers here.

A guest post on Shine Cancer Support on what to say (and what not to say) to someone who has been newly diagnosed with cancer.

Cathy addresses the issues of stress and guilt in relation to food choices during and after treatment in her latest post and Gabby provides readers with guidance on how to approach nutrition in a healthy and sustainable way.

Dee highlights the work of the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance (OCRA) in raising awareness and funding research for improved diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer.

Carolyn explores the lesser-known symptom of sweating as a sign of a potential heart attack in women.

A tough but essential read from Abigail, who eloquently describes the physical and emotional toll that living with MBC and treatment brings, including her battle to get the healthcare system to do its job.

Julia‘s latest post is a reminder that sometimes we need to push through our feelings when times are tough and just keep going.

Jennifer writes about the importance of being aware of one’s own energy levels and fatigue during cancer treatment and recovery and shares her own experience of learning to recognize the signs of physical, mental, and emotional fatigue and taking action to address it.

Finally this week, I leave you with a quote from Lisa‘s beautiful “pilgrimage through several quotes that lead me, and hopefully you, to a place of calm invitation.”

Sometimes I need only to stand wherever I am to be blessed.

Mary Oliver

Until next week

Yours with much love always

Marie xxx