I've had a rough year. I'm currently 21 years old, and have been a full time College student for the past two years. In August of 2011 I was diagnosed with a heart muscle disease and a week later had to get surgery for a pacemaker. I've been on increasing higher levels of medication since. Since then lost my job of six months four months after the surgery. Also that month I learned that I couldn't continue my chosen Degree because of my condition, the strain on my heart would have been too much for the very fast paced and demanding course set. Since then my school career has fallen apart, to the point I was suspended for a low GPA this semester. I never spoke to my mother about my problems so when she found out she was, of course, angry, betrayed; all of the above. It's been two weeks now I've been floundering around wondering what to do, and I've probably dropped the ball several times when I should be getting a job and fixing my mistakes, right?
I spoke with my mom recently about the school issue. Her talking to me normally manages to kick me back into gear, but something she jokingly brought up honestly made me think - do I need to talk to someone? I've thought back on my year, and can honestly say I might have a problem.
Websites say the next step would be to talk to my mom about this, and see a doctor, get professionally diagnosed and seek help. Thing is my mom would most likely laugh in my face. What do I do?