I’ve been traveling and sick for the past few days, so my blogging energy levels are pretty well smashed. However! I still have enough energy, apparently, to get all pissed about healthcare bullshit. Brandon Boyer Cancer Treatment Relief Despite the crappy situation he’s in, I’m really happy for this guy. He’s clearly a hardworking dude … More Arrrgggghhhrrrr.
Thanks to this delightful video of Ralph Hudgens (as seen on Sullivan), it’s ranting-definition time at Jiggery-Pokery’s Soup of the Day! Pre-existing condition (according to insurance companies, from Investopedia): “any medical condition that existed prior to the date the patient signed up with a health insurance provider. Under the ‘objective standard’ definition, a pre-existing condition is … More If it’s cars we’re talking, I want an MG
Sometimes this is how I feel after a flare is over. Well, without the sweet, sweet eyebrows and little black dress. As the constant pain dwindles and disappears, I usually get a rising heightened awareness and appreciation for the world, for everything around me. It’s very much akin to what Tim Kreider talks about in … More This is your brain on drugs, or maybe not.
What absolute utter bullshit. You should go read about it right damn now: Insuring the Terminal Patient Well, here’s a news flash: we’re ALL going to die! The purpose of medicine is to keep us as healthy as possible while delaying that inevitable long-term outcome as long as possible. The way I see it, chronic … More Diagnosis of terminal illness = no longer worth the effort