I'm looking for blogs where people suffering from illnesses share their experience.
October 11, 2012 4:40 PM   Subscribe

Where can I find personal blogs from people suffering from illnesses?

I used to read a lot of blogs written by people suffering from COPD, MS, schizophrenia, cancer and things along those lines. I had them all saved to my old computer under "favorites," and now that I'm trying to re-find them I'm not coming up with anything. I don't know if my google-fu is failing or what but all I can find is articles about people suffering from said illnesses and forum posts. I'm looking for something written by the sufferer or a close friend/family members about their personal day-to-day experience. I seem to remember a website that had a list of these blogs but I can't find that now. Any help? Thank you!
posted by Autumn to Health & Fitness (11 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
Here are some:
Aging and Parkinsons and Me
Same Time Tomorrow (brain cancer; author passed away)
Momo Blog (breast cancer)
Yin and Yang (schizophrenia)
Wheelchair Kamikaze (MS)
posted by paperback version at 5:04 PM on October 11, 2012

It feels a little weird to suggest my own blog, but I write about living with recurrent ovarian cancer and associated anxiety at Second Verse.
posted by Felicity Rilke at 5:21 PM on October 11, 2012 [4 favorites]

The remarkable blog featured in this FPP seems to have moved to here.
posted by availablelight at 5:26 PM on October 11, 2012 [1 favorite]

Mefi's own jocelmeow writes about her life with severe ME/CFS here
posted by leslies at 5:51 PM on October 11, 2012

TheBody.com plays host to a slew of blogs by people living with HIV.
posted by reren at 5:54 PM on October 11, 2012

The blogroll from the now (unfortunately) defunct FWD/Feminists with Disabilities blog has a number of awesome blogs listed.
posted by jaguar at 6:35 PM on October 11, 2012

posted by banishedimmortal at 6:37 PM on October 11, 2012 [1 favorite]

Name the illness. Google or Bing "illness" + "forums".
posted by yclipse at 7:01 PM on October 11, 2012

Actually, on Google, if you enter the illness in the search box and then choose "Blogs" on the left menu (you may need first click "More"), that might help.
posted by jaguar at 7:02 PM on October 11, 2012 [1 favorite]

I'm a little late to the party
A professional wheelchair dancer blogs at : Wheelchair dancer/


a woman who lost her hearing later in life (severely hard of hearing) blogs at the Angry Hard of Hearing woman
posted by Librarygeek at 6:47 AM on October 12, 2012

I'll throw my own blog into the right Fibromyalgia Day by Day. It's a bit less than day by day because for the last 4.5 month fibro has been kicking my ass.
posted by kathrynm at 11:20 PM on October 12, 2012

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