I am thinking about going back to school. I am interested in radiography, and it’s only a two-year degree (it’d be three years for me because of some additional classes that I’d like to take). Is it worth it to risk putting myself in debt when I don’t know what my condition will be like in a couple of years? I’m not certain, but I am very interested in medicine/health. I considered a PA program, but ultimately, I think it’d be a lot more stressful. I think radiography would be consistent work, not as many people to deal with, and would allow me to sit sometimes and stand sometimes (I need a mix). I think I can do it, but that is just what I think while I’m doing alright with my MI.
So I’m curious… if you were on disability, going back to school would definitely add to your debts, and you may or may not be able to even do it or do it for long, would you still try to go to school?
Note- I don’t wish to teach, therefore I don’t intend to use my MA.
I’ve thought a lot about doing a Masters myself but the cost is holding me back. It would be around 10K and since I won’t use the degree it seems a bit wasteful just to flatter my ego
I feel that way about my PhD. I thought about it, but mostly because I want my checks to have it on there lol.
I did had my degree but never used it. I was not diagnosed at that time and was not pleasant all together.
The thing that matters: would you enjoy the school? Or would just bring stress? For sure could be healthy as far as brain stimulus.
I’m mainly focused on a healing course right now. But I go back and forth.
I thought a community college was supposed to be inexpensive?
What is inexpensive? I thought education in the US was pricey.
If it was me I wouldn’t do it. I would have thought, I wouldn’t handle going to school. It would give you something to do. It is not worth it. You can get a job without a degree. Try to figure out how to do something, that you can handle.
@Davincii I love school. I love learning, reading, research, writing, the whole nine yards. Yes, I’m sure it would be stressful- particularly near final exams- but I still love it.
@Jinx My local college is, unfortunately, pricey. Not all are. We’ve lived other places where it’s super cheap, and we could pay it out of pocket. My sister’s, for example, costs about 1/3 of what mine does.
@Jake I already have two degrees, but I won’t work in that field (education). My Bachelor’s is at least general English, and it’s helpful for administrative-type jobs. You might be right about using that and finding a job I can handle, though. I would really like to work somewhere that has a pension. Maybe a county or city job?
All in all, it occurred to me that I cannot stand in the grocery store line without getting out of breath. I need to get in shape first, I think. I could perhaps take a class or two online while I start exercising, but In-person classes might be a bit much with how heavy and out of shape I am in.
Can you go walking ?
That’s a great and easy way to maintain cardio levels.
I love walks, but I can’t. I need a total knee replacement. They won’t do it right now because of my weight. However, I did just get a recumbent bike for exercise. It was either that or swimming, and the bike I can do in-home. It just needs four bolts and an AC adaptor. I did buy the adaptor, and it arrived last night. Now, we need the bolts. But it’ll be exercise!
ETA: Also, my knee swells like a grapefruit if I walk around much. It takes days of NSAIDs and ice packs to reduce the swelling enough that I can get around. It’s honestly a pain in the rear.
I also use an exercise bike. It’s not a recumbent one but here’s how it looks like. Got in from my parents when I was gaining a lot of weight:
Awesome!!! I’ll share a pic of mine later. I have some rearranging to do. It’s sitting in my too-small living room but needs to go to my too-small computer space.
This topic was automatically closed 90 days after the last reply. New replies are no longer allowed.