Hi, I too have SCD. I have had many trials and set backs. I originally should have graduated in 2006, but because of my trials, I did not graduate until Dec 2010. I was told by several professors that I would never make it because of my illness. I even had one professor go as far as to tell me that I should drop out and just live on my disability checks. I was failed during one clinical because I was sick and missed 2 days, so I had to sit out a year. The following year, I went to clinical although I was sick and was failed because by doing that "I placed my patients in danger"..so I had to sit out another year..I was then told that because I failed 2 classes, I was no longer eligible to continue with the nursing program...Needless to say, I mentioned a lawyer, and was allowed to come back to school..At graduation a couple of those professors that told me I'd never make it, came to me saying how proud they we're..I looked at them and kept walking...oh, I almost forgot to mention, this same girl that would never be a nurse, passed the NCLEX on the first try! :)
It can be done..might take longer than expected..but it can be done..and now if only I can find a job!