So I've been "sick" since June 10th of this year. I came back from a Study Abroad trip with a nastily swollen sprained ankle and a week later, while being trussed up in bed, I was struck with severe abdominal pain that sent me to the ER and began this arduous process of trying to figure out what the hell is wrong with my body. That abdominal pain persisted every single day for nearly 4 months--some days it was low and easy to ignore with a pain killer while other days it made walking impossible and I just cried and wanted to die.
It has since died away but as a result, I've had to take a medical leave of absence from university. Because of this leave of absence I won't graduate with my degree in May 2014 like planned.
And with no diagnosis and treatment and new symptoms cropping up, my father has said that he doesn't think I should go back to school for the spring term. I've been adamant about going back but at the same time, being home without the stress and demand of academia makes me loathe to go back.
My father insists I make lists of pros & cons for the three options available to me so I figure I'll document them here just in case I need them again in future.( Proceed: Pros & ConsCollapse )
If there's an opinion out there on which option seems the most sensible, I'd love the suggestion.