I have a post up today on Tenure, She Wrote about structural financial barriers in academia for chronically ill graduate students.
If a worker is less productive, should they be paid less? This is not an abstract question for me.
As a sick graduate student, I take longer to produce academic products like papers and degrees than the average well graduate student. Instead of the 4-5 years expected for a PhD student here, I’ll likely take 6-7 years. Additionally, my living expenses are higher because of my illness; despite living in a country with socialized medicine, I still have thousands and thousands of dollars a year in uncovered medical expenses.
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September 13, 2016
For years I didn’t think I had aura with my migraine attacks because the way doctors described it wasn’t the way I experienced in terms of symptoms, timing, and duration. If you have weird experiences before or during your migraine, … Continue reading
September 11, 2016
perhaps the personality and behavioural features thought to be characteristic of migraine may instead be related to the experience of chronic pain
One of the few reasonable sentences in this fucked up paper.
Doctors and researchers want to blame patients for their own migraines so badly.
Investigating the role of adipokines in chronic migraine
VERY COOL but quite tentative:
this adipokine may be considered as a potential migraine biomarker, since increased levels of adiponectin are found in both EM and CM patients
August 24, 2016
I started a new drug at the end of January – micronor – with the hopes that it would help with the increase in severe migraine attacks I get around my period. I then promptly had 3 periods in 2 … Continue reading