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So, I have been thinking about GEM for a few years. It was my childhood dream to become a doctor; however, my health declined when I was 16/17, meaning that I didn't do quite as well as I wanted in my A Levels and my career changed direction. I was eventually diagnosed with hypermobility-type Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, along with its buddies (POTS, MCAS, gastroparesis). While I do experience fatigue and brain fog, and have significant impairment of the use of my left arm (very severe EDS-related injury led to surgery which then disabled me in another way), and would need RAs at university at work, it's otherwise well-controlled with physiotherapy, medication, self-care, and, oddly enough, keeping my brain challenged. Has anyone else managed to successfully complete medical school with complex chronic illnesses? If so, how did you manage? Are there any that have made it through the F1/F2 years?
If I were to make the leap, I would need a couple of years to get the experience, study for the entrance exams, save money, etc., but it's always good to be prepared, right? While I feel I would maybe be satisfied continuing with a career related to my studies (I've won a few awards already!), I can't help but really wonder what life would be like if I did pursue my dreams, especially given that I've just experienced an unexpected bereavement. I don't want to get to old age and think "heck, if only I'd had the guts to become a doctor", but then again I don't want to wreck my body further!!
EDIT: I have a first-class BSc (Hons) and MSc with Merit with mostly A*/A at GCSE. My A Levels are just very average!
Thank you muchly!