Confessions of a (chronic pain) graduate

I’ve fallen asleep on almost every flat surface in my college.

I even dozed off on the floor in front of the printer one day this summer, because I thought the office suite was empty… only to have the head of my department walk by within inches of my backpack/pillow to get his printout.

And bless him, after making sure I was all right, he left me to sleep.

Confessions of a (chronic pain) graduate student

I’m rethinking my life goals and career because of my diagnoses, and I’m worried about involving my professors in this process because I don’t know if any deviation from the accepted path (doctorate, post-doc/researchship, up through the ranks of professor, tenure at “prestigious” university) will be tolerated.