My migraines have been slowing my PhD progress way down. At my current level of migraine, I’m going to have half the time of a normal student to do my PhD. I’m fortunate to be in a really supportive environment, but I need to do a better job using that support. My advisor and committee have all asked me what they can do to help, but I’m not sure what to ask them for. I asked for some advice on twitter, but thought I’d widen my net and try here, too.
If you’ve had a chronic illness during a PhD and needed accommodations, what have you asked for?
For those of you who were well during your PhD, I could still use your advice! If you’ve had to finish your PhD in a hurry, what strategies helped you? What did your advisor and committee do (or you wish they’d done) to help you finish quickly?
If you’re an advisor or committee member, what do you wish your sick or slow students would ask you for?