I am in the exact same position as you, and am struggling to have a normal university experience with illness. I'm not saying this is what you should do, but I've come to the conclusion that nothing is more important than my health and my happiness. I focus more on having a social life than anything else, because that's what makes me happy, and this illness would be even more unbearable if I wasn't happy.
I believe uni is so much more than lectures. It's meeting amazing people who
open your mind; I've learnt far more about
the world from 3am ramblings with intelligent friends than I ever will in a lecture hall. Uni is so unbelievably important for personal growth, and for me I believe just that is money well spent.
If I didn't adore my friends, I would have taken a year out of uni to get myself into remission. However I knew being away from them would make me even more miserable, so I'm still at uni but not making work my full priority. This probably isn't wise and I may regret it in future but having battled depression for so long it's really important for me to find any way to be happy. It takes my mind off the UC as well, whereas focusing on work wouldn't. But it depends what you want out of life.
Pancolitis since May 2013.
Hospitalised due to severe reaction to mesalazine in September 2013.
Current treatments: Simponi, 75mg azathioprine, multi-vitamins, ferrous sulphate, coconut oil, VSL#3 and anti-histamines.
Discontinued: Dexamethasone, various mesalamines, prednisolone, fish oil, turmeric, hemp seed oil, l-glutamine.
Post Edited (malaika) : 10/29/2014 7:42:28 AM (GMT-6)