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    here is the deal
    i may most definitely be having a stem cell transplant next year which requires me to be off sixth form/ college (dont know where im going yet cos of my gcses results) and can anyone please explain:
    1) how difficult is it to 'get back on the band wagon'?
    2) is it worth taking a level chemistry and biology if this will happen? cos theyre my hardest a levels
    p.s i will be off school for a total of around 1 month plus(varies some stem cell transplants take up to2 whole months!) , plus recovery time which would probs be about another month or so
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    The problem with the sciences is that they involve ISA exams and as a result, if your recovery/surgery is going to overlap, the problems could be huge (given they are 20% of your whole grade).

    The theory is all there, you could always (since your recovery from surgery could cause mobility problems) read in your spare time.

    1. Why did/do you intend to "get off the band wagon"? - Reading text books isn't too hard unless the tranqualisers/anastethic causes drowsiness or the inability to think clearly...
    2. As stated above, try and see if possible, to have your surgery before your ISAs are due and after your exams. Or, long enough before both so you can recover and do them properly without hindrance.
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    (Original post by Scienceisgood)
    The problem with the sciences is that they involve ISA exams and as a result, if your recovery/surgery is going to overlap, the problems could be huge (given they are 20% of your whole grade).

    The theory is all there, you could always (since your recovery from surgery could cause mobility problems) read in your spare time.

    1. Why did/do you intend to "get off the band wagon"? - Reading text books isn't too hard unless the tranqualisers/anastethic causes drowsiness or the inability to think clearly...
    2. As stated above, try and see if possible, to have your surgery before your ISAs are due and after your exams. Or, long enough before both so you can recover and do them properly without hindrance.
    Well this type of transplants requires a process called conditioning and in that process you must go through about 3 weeks of both chemotherapy and radiotherapy which literally takes the life out of anybody and makes you tired and weak but in that time your immune system is completely eradicated so your prone to getting even more sick, ergo in that time i wont be able to read or study or whatever.
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    (Original post by DAtgirlxox)
    Well this type of transplants requires a process called conditioning and in that process you must go through about 3 weeks of both chemotherapy and radiotherapy which literally takes the life out of anybody and makes you tired and weak but in that time your immune system is completely eradicated so your prone to getting even more sick, ergo in that time i wont be able to read or study or whatever.
    Sorry to hear this. =(
    If this is the case, I would simply get the text books (and revise when you feel up to it between surgeries and recovery) and wait a year and hopefully you will get better soon.

    HOWEVER, you can give it a go (the courses you want) and see how it turns out.
    All going well, you'll understand the topics first time and you'll be very happy. =)

    Although, don't forget you can take your A levels whenever you like. There is no one saying "If you don't do them now, you're screwed". Education can wait, your health should take priority above all else.

    However, I don't know the physical constraints and mental stress such an operation can cause in your situation. So, I can only advise but you know your limits.

    Get well soon.
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    Thanks i will deffo get all the textbooks and things and read up every time I have a chance seeing as I'll be bed bound I'll spend most of my time reading they even have a school so hopefully I may be able to study with a teacher there and she may be able to
    Invigilate some of the exams for the AS year hopefully
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    (Original post by DAtgirlxox)
    Thanks i will deffo get all the textbooks and things and read up every time I have a chance seeing as I'll be bed bound I'll spend most of my time reading they even have a school so hopefully I may be able to study with a teacher there and she may be able to
    Invigilate some of the exams for the AS year hopefully
    In that case, I would advise you the following;

    Nelson Thrones As Biology
    Nelson Thornes As Chemistry

    Kinda expensive but, you can buy good quality second hand ones on Amazon cheap.

    Amazing books.
    Best of luck for the future.
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    Oh yeah, before I forget, I made these threads AGES ago and they are still used now, so, I will provide the link to one of them but, all my threads are linked together. =)

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=2157602

    EDIT:
    My A2 threads seem to be more popular but, my As threads are still useful to people. =)
    (Questions related to the subjects)
 
 
 
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