I am way past my teens but wanted to welcome you to the forum. You will find many helpful and caring people here. All you have to do is ask and they are there for you. Glad you found us & hope you are having a happy pain-free day
There are several college people here, so I'm sure they'll find you soon.
Never regret something that made you smile!
Hi, me too - not a teen, but a grad student. As a grad student I work in an office, conduct research, teach classes and take classes. My office mates are 21 -24 years old. We created an exercise club for ourselves and committed to exercise a certain number of times a week. I tried climbing the rock wall and had a horrible flare. I tried to explain why I couldn't do it and the 24 year old male said "oh don't make excuses." I think he was teasing, but it was kind of weird.
My profs know about it and understand when I have to call in sick. They are very understanding. They don't go around asking me all the time and coddling me, which would be awful. I am thinking of getting services from student disability center. I just haven't asked my doctor for the forms yet. You should look into it. There could be something they could do - like give you a good chair or something else like that.
I am a full-time student, although I am in my 30's. I will have my Bachelor's Degree this Spring. I am SO ready to be done with school!! :)
I understand that it is difficult to fully comitt to and concentrate on school and homework when you are exhausted and hurting from your Fibro. I was obsessed with maintaining my 4.0 until last year...I had to let it go and allow myself to just be a good student instead of the best student.
I have hardly told anyone about my fibro in the years that I have had it. Close family and one of my bosses is all that know. That is something that I am hung up on....not wanting to be treated differently and never wanting to have an excuse to not do something. I try and do everything I would normally do....and I always pay the price later.
Good luck and pace yourself through school. Try and be a good student, but do not push yourself to be the best one. A degree with a 3.0 average is just as good as one with a 4.0.
I am proud of you for continuing with school. Hang in there and do not give up. When it seems like you want to quit and pick it up again later.....MAKE YOURSELF GO....GET IT DONE!! I took a "break" when I was 20 and did not make it back until I was 30!!! :)