, Duncan Cross Wrote The Best Written Patient Blog On The Internet This Collection Presents Most Of His Essays, Grouped Topically And Lightly Edited Full Of Insight And Emotion, I Hurt So Hard It Laughed Gives Readers A Deep Look Into The Struggles And Triumphs Of A Person With Chronic Illness In Cross S Unique, Razor Sharp Voice In Seven Years Of Blogging, Duncan Cross S Posts Ranged Far And Wide Across The Healthcare Landscape The Essays [ Pdf I Hurt So Hard It Laughed ☆ mathematics PDF ] by Duncan Cross ✓ In I Hurt So Hard It Laughed Range From The Symptoms And Side Effects Of His Illness, To The Social And Romantic Challenges Of Hiding A Disease, To The Politics And Advocacy Of Disability Cross Is Raw And Real Throughout, Showing An Unvarnished Glimpse Of Life With Chronic Illness In His Personal Essays About His Life And Experiences Cross Is Frank And Honest, Showing Himself As A Creature And Casualty Of Modern Medicine Readers Learn Not Just What It S Like To Have A Disease, But What It Means To Have An Illness To Live Day To Day With Pain And Sickness And Looming Mortality Far From Being Sappy Or Sad, Cross S Essays Share His Determination To Make His Life Meaningful, On His Own Terms In His Political Essays, Cross Takes On The Problem Of Healthcare Reform, Arguing That Our System Must Do A Better Job Of Taking Care Of Sick People, Especially Those With Chronic Illness Against The Half Truths And Exaggerations In That Debate, Cross Shows What It Means To Be Sick, To Need Healthcare Yet Be Trapped In The Dysfunction Of The American System In Defending The Lives And Rights Of The Chronically Ill, Cross Gives No Quarter And Suffers No Fools Wielding An Allergy To Bullsh So Severe They Give Him A Red Bracelet, Cross Takes Aim At Hypocritical Doctors, Delusional Politicians, Puffed Up Celebrities, And Others Who Don T Or Won T Care About Sick And Disabled People In The Essays Here, He Turns His Gaze To Paul Ryan, Lance Armstrong, Breaking Bad , Tig Notaro, And Others, And Argues Forcefully For The Rightful Place Of Sick People In Public And Popular Culture I Hurt So Hard It Laughed Is Essential Reading For Anyone Who Is Sick, Anyone Who Wants To Better Understand What It Means To Be Sick, And Anyone Wishing To Grasp The Patient S Perspective In Health Care In The St Humor Topics In I Hurt So Hard Include Greatest Hits Of All Time Oversharing Pro Tips For The Damned Awareness Weak The Fight For Rights Which Doctors Pills And Bills Politicians And Other Scoundrels Poop Culture Plus Than A Dozen original Short Humor Pieces Including One Never Before Published ↠´ I Hurt So Hard It Laughed ↠´ I wish I had discovered Duncan Cross s work when his blog was still active, especially during the years when I was struggling to come to terms with a chronic illness myself Instead I first came across his ideas while reading Laurie Edwards In the Kingdom of the Sick and then tracked down his book here These lightly edited blog posts are superb They are full of laugh aloud humor, but the author does not blink at difficulties, sugarcoat pain, anger, or grief, or waver in just being truthful about chronic illness and he conveys the resilience that characterizes hope when getting better is not an option I especially appreciated the clarity of his focus on the insurance and healthcare system, and on the obstacles that the healthy can put in the way of the ill.
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