Originally Posted by Shari_W
Thanks Mz Migraine,
I take it from your screen name that you have migraines. I hope you are able to keep them somewhat under control. My husband has them from time to time and I can't believe how bad they affect him. Sometimes when he gets one, all he can do is lay down in a dark room and barely move.
My only hesitation in contacting the local Social Service Department is that they will read more into this than is necessary. I only want to take courses just to give me a sense of purpose. I don't want them to think that I'm able to work or plan on working in the future as a result of taking college courses. I'm taking one course at a time online because I am not able to take any courses on campus due to my disability.
I'm sure the college probably does have a work study program, but since I'm taking online courses I don't think that would apply to my situation.
Thanks for replying to my question
Yes, I have migraines. However, I have a fantastic Neurologist who has placed me on a Migraine Management Program. So far it has been working for the past 6 years. Is you husband seeing a Neurologist that specializes
in headaches/migraines? If not, he should do so ASAP.
Tip for your husband: Bryers
Vanilla Ice Cream=eat at the very beginning
of a migraine attack. It eases
the symptoms (auras) & pain (until the meds kick in).
Believe it or not, it's part of my Migraine Management Program!
Gurl...... get on down to your local Social Service department to find out all YOU ARE ENTITLED TOO
to continue your education. Why you want to continue your education while on SSDI does not come into play it's none of their business. Their job is to make sure you are given the proper information/forums.
Besides, you're taking online courses.
In my state approximately 30% of the children (healthy & disabled) schooling is online & 70% adults (healthy & disabled) take online college courses.
Myself, I've taken a few graduate courses on campus & online all while on SSDI. The ONLY
folks who knew I was disabled were the campus teachers. Had to let them all know that the class room fluorescent lights brings on migraine attacks which causes me to wear dark sunglasses to class.
Good luck to ya!