The Other Shoe Always Drops

My son had been going to a local junior college taking one or two classes per semester with the aid of a supportive college program sponsored by a vendor to the county. He began missing school days due to headaches, stomach issues, etc. In his psychiatrist’s opinion the source of his headaches and stomaches was stress, but even when we tried to remove all the obstacles including telling him that he didn’t need to go to college at this point, the headaches continued.

I feared it was his vascular condition rearing its ugly head. We went back to his neurosurgeon who did more tests only to discover, and thankfully so, that it was not a re-occurrence of the disorder. So what was it?

Turns out his psychiatrist was right. He was dropped by his supportive college program, due to his many absenses and then decided he could not keep up with the classes without their help. Miraculoulsy, after withdrawing from school the headaches disappeared as well.

He’s started a job soon and seems more relaxed. I think he finally realized that sitting in a classroom at this point of his life was just not right for him. And we all have to do what works for us.