Bipolar IIIt is a melancholy of mine own, compounded of many simples, extracted from many objects, and indeed the sundry contemplation of my travels, in which my often rumination wraps me in a most humorous sadness. -- William Shakespeare
Post Edited (olivia of course) : 1/11/2008 8:52:50 PM (GMT-7)
Post Edited (loving frustrated wife) : 1/9/2008 11:08:47 PM (GMT-7)
Thank you all for the replies.
Although RN is what I do want to do. I know I can not jump into a profession like that. I have a few nurse family members, and the stress level is high. I have a meeting on Tuesday with my college counselor and I am going to discuss all of this. And have him also look into other options. My college also has a great Radiology program.
The good thing about this new school counselor, is that he is in charge of the Special Programs department....works with those with disabilities. I have already filled out all of the paperwork, and my therapist has filled out some also. So in any classes I take, because of the Bipolar diagnosis, I will have certain provisions...like extra time on tests, and counselor check every 2 weeks, etc. I think this will in the long run help keep me on track and keep that depression from creeping up and making me want to give it all up.
So I hope I am taking all the precautions to help make this time more successful. Like you Olivia...when I am done with this class it will have been 16 years of off and on college , just to get an A.S degree :)
Well one anxiety hurdle has been accomplished, meeting with the one counselor and adding and paying for this one English classso I am in, and it is an online class. But I have to meet with my special services counselor every two weeks.....just to make sure I am still with it and not slipping into the "why am I here " rut.
The counselor also helped me clean up my transcripts. My GPA was lower because of the many years of starting and stopping a class, and getting F's in them because of that. So I had to do an academic renewal...you can do that on classes that have been more than 5 years since you had taken them. So it made my GPA jump up, so that made me feel better.
So right now my goal is to just get through this class, and stick with it :)
Thank you Sukay.
I can not even begin to tell all of you how much all of your support means to me. Especially during this time when my husband can not offer me his full support because of his reservations, anger, etc.
I am so grateful to have found this forum.