Hurray, just competed my first graduate class! I have to say it has been an adventure here is why! At this time last year I had my very first bad 2hour episode of vertigo. This time last year I had completed my undergraduate degree. Keep in mind I took four classes (12 hours) at a time while working full time. I was nearly a straight A student (not bragging just explaining). I was so excited about getting into graduate school until the cognitive effects of this illness started showing up! In my graduate program they only allow you to take two classes or 6 hours at a time (one in the summer). I was able to see what these two classes required and immediately dropped one because I knew two classes was too much! Now because this is not considered full time or even part time for that matter, financial aid is not available. I tried to get a loan from the school provided list of lenders and could you freaking believe it they all said I needed a co-signer! I haven't had a co-signer for a loan since I was a teenager... well hopefully my 401a will be processed soon so I can pay for this semester and maybe go again in the fall. This is part one of a catch22 and the other part is Social Security. I have been racking my brain on how to explain I can't work but I want to continue my education. Logically education and employment are two separate things but since when is anything Social Security thinks "logical". O well guess I'll jump off that bridge if or when I come to it. For now I feel amazing, three hours down and only 30 more to go!