hi all, i hope it's ok for me asking this question on here, but i want to get as many ideas and as much info about
the decision i have to make.
i've been struggeling with colonic inertia from the age of 20 to 36 (till i had the colectomy at 36) and this condition has totally controled my life and prevented me from moving on. i worked as a secretary for many years till i had a course for bookkeeping and started working as a bookkeeper. but right then was the time when my condition got really bad and i realized i couldn't go on working full time. for a whole year i couldn'd find a part time job as a bookkeeper, and to be also in the after noons (cuz i needed many hours every morning in the b/r), so for lack of any other option, i then compromised on a typing job and worked at the same place as a typist for 7 years till my colectomy and 1 more year till my ileo op.
i never liked being a typist (sooooo boring ) and always dreamed about studding something better, but b/w 5-6 hours in the morning in the b/r and then work, plus feeling so sick all the time, i wasnt really able to go to school. anyways. now after my ileo op i quit my typing job and now with the stoma i have disability, so i can use it for going to study something, cuz really the 17 yrs of being sick and in pain and bound to the b/r really prevented me from moving foreward in my life, and now i feel so good and free from the b/r so i'm hoping to start new. i'm 38 yro and the idea is not to go for a degree right now, but to find something simpler and more practicle so i can start working and earning my own money etc. actually i'm very insecure about my ability to study right now. i have really hard time consentrating on studying and i don't know if i make it, but i want to try. the social security social worker believes in me that i can. i hope so
so among the options i have are: photography, real estate, insurance clerk, human resources clerk, optics and dental assistant. i'm contemplating b/w optics and a dental assistant, but...... i'm having real hard time deciding which one to choose what do you all think?? which do you think is preferable and why? what would be the considerations you would do and what kind of considerations? i'm supposed to meat with the social worker on this coming sunday and decide on the plan for me. but really wanted to have your guys opinion.
so i'm sorry it turned out so loooong... thanks for your thoughts and advice