Tag Archives: chronic health issue

Story from the Chronic Pain Chronicles (Vol. 2)

I haven’t taken any painkillers since the morning of May 9th. For someone who takes two Tylenol Arthritis* three times a day THIS IS HUGE. I’m sure my liver is jumping for joy at this moment in time. The last … Continue reading

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Conferencing While Dis/abled

I was at a conference recently that claimed it was mindful of accessibility┬áwhen it seems–at least to me–as though it was more of an afterthought. Now, I understand that planning events is very difficult: I have volunteered at conferences many … Continue reading

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Disability and Tenureship

I’ve been thinking about this for awhile┬ánow, and perhaps it is time to put it out into the world. What happens with those of us in grad school–the #PhDisabled community–want to pursue a tenure-track position? Ostensibly, we are expected to … Continue reading

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That Awkward Moment When…

I just came to the realization a few days ago the reason why many of my undergrad marks were bad was because I was so sick all the time. Not surprisingly, when I got better, my grades did, too. It’s … Continue reading

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To Candidacy and Beyond: Weeks Eight and Nine

I spent a good portion of last week trying to figure out what I had forgotten, or was missing. It turns out it was writing an update last week. Oops. Last week I wrote eighteen pages, and this week I … Continue reading

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Representation is Important

I am taking a quick break from frantically typing my candidacy/Congress paper to write something quickly about representation. I grew up seeing no one that looked anything like me. On first glance, that may seem a little bit odd, given … Continue reading

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Not dis/abled enough

As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t know how I should be labeling myself between able-bodied and dis/abled because I tend to fluctuate. It seems on some days things are better (=easier) than others. Given that my bones are now fused, … Continue reading

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