Sunday, January 9, 2011

Teach or be Taught

I think I am beginning to come to terms with what my illness entails. 9 months of getting worse, sleeping on a couch because I can't do stairs, and I am learning what I can and can't do. What is good and what is bad.

Like many diseases before this, I think I'm finding something I may have. Churg-Strauss Syndrome. I'm still learning about it, but the most recent Mystery Diagnosis made me aware of this illness. Rare, autoimmune, causes pain, not too specific of a test for it, sounds about perfect. Clearly by now,it is not common. It causes pain. It seems autoimmune. I've had every test known to man.

Anyway, got a letter from Rochester College in New York, and now, I think it is a first choice college. I'm just applying for every scholarship known to man, and several colleges. If I end up getting college down in price, straight to a 4 year college it is. If not, 2 years community college, then a transfer. I still want to become a doctor. Help people like me not have to go through this. Some aren't finding that out now, but the way I see it, if I make it through teaching myself a semester of two AP classes, I can go to college being taught this stuff by a proffessor. It will be easier to be taught stuff then to teach myself stuff.

I am getting closer. I am going as fast as possible on my biology, and am reading lots of books for English. Government will happen, not as fast as my other stuff though.

2 weeks till I go back part time. I can't wait! I'm even going to try to go to Snowcoming in February.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you have your head on straight about things, Katelyn. I admire your strong will and your ability to not let this illness define what you can do. I wish you well in ALL your endeavors...even Snowcoming. :) ~Rose