I want to go to school with the intent of getting a degree. I want to eventually work towards a career and true self-sufficiency. When I have the medical care I need, I am capable of going after those things. I had high hopes and big dreams that I was going to run after.
But the folks at Social Security told me that if I did start going to school with the intent of getting a degree (even if I went PT), I would lose that medical care pretty much instantly, and if that happens, I would be left without my medications and I would be pretty much unable to do much of anything. So my dream of a college degree and the doors it would open for me is pretty much a bad idea to go after now.
I can't understand why the government would actually want to encourage people like me to remain dependent on them forever, but that's the current situation. I guess this is a way my illness holds me back that I am in no position to really do anything about.