Myself 09 said...
Wherever you go, it sounds as if you ought to talk to the registrar, who can point you in the correct direction to get the help you need. Most schools, even CCs, will have a program in place to help students manage their illnesses at the same time as school.
How is your day at school now? IS it do-able, and are you making decent grades and/or managing the workload? That will help determine is you should start as full-time or part-time. Remember-college will be more intensive than HS. Most people have adjustments issues, even healthy folk.
Are you doing any other things extra-curricularly? Work, clubs, etc. Do you plan to continue your involvement post-hs? This makes a difference scheduling and finding time to study/rest/manage condition.
As a note as to my POV, I am in education, and have a lot of experience with college-aged students and colleges/universities. I am not a mother, and believe that young people need to sometimes learn on their own what works and doesn't work for them. Parental involvement becomes less helpful at a certain point, and can often work against student growth, by making them dependent and anxious.
I would argue that starting at the CC is a useful experiment for you, if only to see what you can manage. Have tools in place as a support system to help you succeed. Perhaps you and Mom can split the difference--one semester at CC, one doing on-line courses. You would have to pick courses very carefully, to ensure that all counted towards a degree program, but as a freshman you would be doing general ed courses and not electives, so that helps.
The work load I have isn't too bad. After school, Im tired, so I tend to spend too much time relaxing before getting to my homework--so I definitely have to work on my time management skills. I find that I can only go to school for around 3 days max before I experience some sort of burn out. So, I'll go to school 3 days (if Im really really really pushing myself) stay home the next day, then on the fifth day, back to school. So, I miss a lot of school. But im hoping I can create a schedule where I go to school every other day (M-W-F) with a resting day in between for me to rest and study. Im up for school at 6 in the morning everyday, which is extremely tough at times, especially when its pitch black outside...or maybe I could have a M-T-W schedule...I find that having one day is off is enough for me to recover most times. When I have a flare up, it usually takes around 2 or 3 days.
And no, Im not doing any sort of extra-curricular activities. I would like to work a couple hours per week and earn a pay check...but, I wanna see how my first semester goes.
It'd be nice if some RNs would chime in and let me know how their work days go... :)