Tag Archives: chronic illness

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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Story from the Chronic Pain Chronicles

Increasingly, there are stories in the media about the opioid epidemic happening in Canada, and particularly in the Prairies. People are taking opioids–fentanyl in particular–recreationally, and consequently, many are overdosing with a significant percentage of them dying as a result. … 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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International Day of Persons with Disabilities and Kylie Jenner

Today is the 23rd observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPWD). It’s a day I feel that a lot of folks don’t give a lot of thought to. But then again, atypicality–that is, anyone who is not … Continue reading

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To Candidacy and Beyond: Weeks Eleven and Twelve

Once again this is a combined post because I forgot to update again last weekend. To be fair, I was all out of sorts ( = sad) because a bird flew into a window and died on my balcony. Though … Continue reading

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