Jump to content

Ok, Now I'm getting scared

Students   (1,409 Views | 10 Replies)

2,595 Profile Views; 69 Posts

Ok, Well I've just been diagnosed with a LD (learning disorder) in math ..which you know also goes a long with Chemistry and all that fun stuff...

So I was wondering how much that is going to affect me... I mean I will be getting help with my work...but still.. I know math and chem are going to be deathly difficult for me...

and..

I was also diagnosed with dysthymia which is a mild form of depression that resulted from major depression(so I look like this>>:stone alot)....so my motivation level isnt exactly high...it greatly suffered the last 2 yrs of highschool..which really killed me... and i mean REALLY killed me...

and *sigh* I really don't really want to go to therapy for all this stuff (although my psycologist did reccomed it) I just don't think it would help that much.

Any advice to get me motivated...or anything. I feel kind of lost.

:uhoh21:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

69 Posts; 2,595 Profile Views

ALso i forgot to mention that I'm not in college yet, it begins for me....uhh August 31st I believe.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

112 Posts; 2,484 Profile Views

Hi Chibi,

Don't be bummed out about you diagnosis. Things can get better (your emotional state, having success in school, etc.) You might want to try counseling, even though you're skeptical, in this month of free time you have left. Who knows, you may get a different perspective or more ideas for how to live and be happy, and if so it would be worth it. Best wishes to you as you begin your college experience...:)

P.S. Your wisdom-tooth removal website was interesting.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

69 Posts; 2,595 Profile Views

Thank you so much for your kind words :)

As for the counseling, I believe I was suppose to meet with him maybe once a week during the school year. Maybe I do need it, but i just see it as tme consuming.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

104 Posts; 2,027 Profile Views

Hello.... Since you have been diagnosed, you will be eligible for certain things while in school, talk to your advisor about that and if he/she doesn't have the info you need, find out who does. I'm not sure what state you're in, but here in NY the school is required to make accomodations, such as help with test taking, etc.... Once you are in school, you will most likely meet sooo many great people who you can get support and motivation from, as well as feeling great about yourself because you can be that same person back to them! And, go to therapy!!!! You won't know if it will help if you don't give it a chance. If you've been prescribed meds, take them! We as caregivers to be should follow the advice we're going to be handing out!! We must take care of ourselves first! Good luck with everything and don't be afraid to seek out help.

Ok, Well I've just been diagnosed with a LD (learning disorder) in math ..which you know also goes a long with Chemistry and all that fun stuff...

So I was wondering how much that is going to affect me... I mean I will be getting help with my work...but still.. I know math and chem are going to be deathly difficult for me...

and..

I was also diagnosed with dysthymia which is a mild form of depression that resulted from major depression(so I look like this>>:stone alot)....so my motivation level isnt exactly high...it greatly suffered the last 2 yrs of highschool..which really killed me... and i mean REALLY killed me...

and *sigh* I really don't really want to go to therapy for all this stuff (although my psycologist did reccomed it) I just don't think it would help that much.

Any advice to get me motivated...or anything. I feel kind of lost.

:uhoh21:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Havin' A Party! has 10 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in ICU, CM, Geriatrics, Management.

2,721 Posts; 15,677 Profile Views

Another idea, Chibi. Take a few less credits at a time.

Doesn't matter that it might be a little longer to get there, just that you master the stuff and ultimately arrive intact.

My best to you!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

69 Posts; 2,595 Profile Views

Hello.... Since you have been diagnosed, you will be eligible for certain things while in school, talk to your advisor about that and if he/she doesn't have the info you need, find out who does. I'm not sure what state you're in, but here in NY the school is required to make accomodations, such as help with test taking, etc.... Once you are in school, you will most likely meet sooo many great people who you can get support and motivation from, as well as feeling great about yourself because you can be that same person back to them! And, go to therapy!!!! You won't know if it will help if you don't give it a chance. If you've been prescribed meds, take them! We as caregivers to be should follow the advice we're going to be handing out!! We must take care of ourselves first! Good luck with everything and don't be afraid to seek out help.

Thank you. Yeah, They are going to make accomodations for me, which ppl I know are against because they saY I am cheating tests. They dont seem to understand that its going to freakin hard for me even with the notes and such. I actually had a converstion go like this.

Me: Yeah well

Person: Well thats your fault. Thats the whole point of a test, to see if you understand the material.

Me: There is a difference ...between not getting somthing, and not being ABLE to get somthing.

Person: Why should u get special treatment just because you dont understand somthing. blah balbh abgah

Me: Do u need to look up the term learning disorder?! jeez its not like the notes are even going to be that extensive. they may just be the formulas.. and its going to be hard for me even then.

Other Person: well blah blah albh Psychology is a weak science, so they are pretty inaccurate about diagnosing stuff. Its all guesssing, they really dont know wahts going on in your mind

Me: SO you are telling me you have the authority to say that there is nothing wrong with me then?

Other other person(aka the parrot): Yeah psychology is all guessing

Yeah I;ve been getting so much support from "friends"...

maybe im just crazy but it felt as if I was being attacked.

*sigh*

I will consider therapy if I find college too challenging after the first month or so...

Another idea, Chibi. Take a few less credits at a time.

Doesn't matter that it might be a little longer to get there, just that you master the stuff and ultimately arrive intact.

My best to you!

Thank you too. Yeah I was thinking that . I have 5 classes I believe, but they are not neccesarily hard. and one class is just an information class about nursing.

SO I HOPE i will be ok :)

Thank you all.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

301 Posts; 2,601 Profile Views

i say just keep working at it and do not give up. if you want it badly enough you can make it happen. some extra study time and you will do fine. that it slow and pace yourself. do all the pre-requirement classes first, before you enough apply for a program. that way you do not over load. best of luck to ya and keep us posted.:)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

104 Posts; 2,027 Profile Views

Another thing, regarding your last post- you have to FORGET about what other people say- your life and your education is NONE of their business. It's not your job to convince them you do need extra help. You just do what you need to do to get where you want to be, and that's all that matters. I want you to know that there are at least 2 people in my class who have been diagnosed with an LD... and they fight for their rights and get the extra time with tests, etc.. and you know what? Nobody that I know of makes fun of them or doubts them. Things are different in college, than in high school. You need to believe in yourself, and if you can do that, then you can make it! :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

69 Posts; 2,595 Profile Views

Another thing, regarding your last post- you have to FORGET about what other people say- your life and your education is NONE of their business. It's not your job to convince them you do need extra help.

Yeah but yeesh, try telling them that lol. But like you said, i dont owe them any explanations at all.

Some extra study time and you will do fine. That it slow and pace yourself.

Me and uhh studying havnt gotten along for quite awhile now lol, I think we might have to get together again, cause if not, I'm doomed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

423 Posts; 4,993 Profile Views

Jeri!!!! ((((HUGS)))) I don't have any great advice. I just wanted to say: Don't let the diagnosis scare you. If you tell yourself, "nah I can't do this, I have a learning disorder"...you are sure to fail. Don't let it define you. You are a deep thinking young lady...I know ya are....and you are into alot of stuff that teaches it is completely mind over all else, no? Pull yourself out of the pit of self doubt, and buckle up buttercup...you WILL get through pre-reqs with lovely grades:) You WILL get into nursing school!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
×

This site uses cookies. By using this site, you consent to the placement of these cookies. Read our Privacy, Cookies, and Terms of Service Policies to learn more.