(above photo by fantastic MS Blogger, known as Wheelchair Kamikaze)
As Tony says, patient blogs are aiding patients in many respects; venting, access to health services, comraderie with other patients suffering the same disease, etc. There are support blogs even for specific illnesses, such a ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, and help center blogs, and centers for support.
See the following blogs, or websites which aid in overall communication of patients with the outside world. And, if you know of any other good patient blog, please be a good peripheral sensor, and post it in the “Comment” section at the bottom of the page.
Inspiring blog about a high-tech worker, diagnosed with advanced kidney cancer, who recovered, in part, due to his use of the internet, and who is the founder of, what is called, “Participatory Medicine“, where the patient gets actively involved in their healthcare.
Patients create a home page, and blog about their medical problems, and find support in the community.
Good way for families in other parts of the country to update on patients condition, by setting up a private website, with patient updates, etc.
fostering the patient voice in medicine — advocating for health
Patients Telling Stories in Blog Form, about Medical Errors
Tremendously moving and sad, but yet inspirational
Living with Cancer-and an Attitude
Award-winning blog by jazz pianist who recovered from Lymphoma. As a side-note, read the story of how one of his songs ended up in a movie.
Patients’ Feelings and Stories About Their Neurosurgery Treatments
Life with Chronic Pain: A How-to Guide
Award-winning blog of Life with Multiple Sclerosis and Rheumatoid Arthritis
Incredible design and layout! Referred here by Brass and Ivory, who has good taste
Ex-video producer from New York with MS ricochets around NYC in wheelchair with camera; takes great photos, does good videos and writes easily
Another MS Patient, friend of Wheelchair Kamikaze
-Award-Winning Blog of Chronic Disease Patient
“PATIENT HANDBOOK TO MEDICAL CARE: YOUR PERSONAL HEALTH GUIDE” BY J. L. RICHARDSON, MD. HEALTH INFORMATION THAT TELLS YOU WHAT YOUR DOCTOR SHOULD BE ASKING YOU, TELLING YOU, AND DOING FOR YOU!