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Re: JerryPharmstudent

Posted by jealibeanz on April 9, 2007, at 19:31:11

In reply to Re: JerryPharmstudent, posted by notfred on April 9, 2007, at 17:26:32


Don't give up! It is tough to get diability the 1st time around, especially being young, but not impossible.

Use your resources! You've got more than you realize. You built those relationships. Reach out. Don't be ashamed.

You were in pharmacy school for over a year, at least, if I can recall. Do you have any advisors, professors, or mentors you could speak to about your situation?

Documenting that your ailments were so impairing that you had to take a leave of absence may help you case. The faculty/staff/advisor/mentors you have may also be able to give you some insider's advice on how to go about getting approved. They want to help you. It's what they're there for. You're their student. You have a medical/personal dilemna.

Any one you reach out to would be honored and would do anything they could to help. Believe me. I've been there before. (not regarding disability, but with reaching out to teachers/coaches/doc's).

In the mean time...

If you are struggling financially, do you have any friends/family/former classmates/roommates who'd let you crash with them? Maybe you could offer in exchange, that you'd clean/do dishes/laundry/cook while they're at work or class. Hey, nobody will turn down a no charge housekeep who cooks. You don't have to be a gourmet chef... think pasta w/sauce, grilled anything, sandwiches, sloppy joes (you'll feel like a kid again!), tacos, rice, throw everything you own in a crockpot and take a 7 hour nap... voila... it's dinner!

If you are having trouble getting meds, make sure your doc knows, as he can hoard as many samples as possible. The generic stimulants and clonazopam isn't too pricey. He may be able to waive, or hold payments for office visits... many do if you're very upfront and honest.

Get the help you need! You can do it! Then get yourself back in to Pharmacy School!

I know it's a rough time. I almost went to pharmacy myself. I was obsessed with the idea since I was 15. I applied in August 2005, but never filled out the supplementals b/c I got into a different medical program.

But go with what you love. Can you take classes part time? Take all the time off you need. It's tough to get through when you're not at your best, just don't give up on your dream!




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