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Don't know what to DO! - November 2nd 2009, 12:29 AM

Ok so this is a bit of a long story, but any advice would be appreciated, its really getting me down.

I'm in the second year of a dance degree, which is 60% practical. The 'dream' is to be a dancer and perform on stage etc etc. A few months ago (end of june) I injured my knee dancing, and haven't been able to dance since. Basically it took forever to get any diagnosis as for some reason the problem I have didn't show up on the first MRI.. they then diagnosed inflammation of the capsule at the back of my knee. I had a steroid injection more than a week ago and so far have felt no effects =[ (other than on the day it hurt like hell). I've already missed half a term of college, though I can still do the written work/singing/drama. It's just really depressing cos I have to sit through hours and hours of watching other people dance... and I have no idea when I'll be able to dance again. At the moment I can't walk very fast/doing so makes me limp, and I can't stand on it when its straight without pain. Which is rubbish in itself but means I have no chance of dancing!

Sooo basically I have 3 choices..
1) stay at college and try to complete the year.. depending on how it heals this may not be an option anyway.
2) defer a year from college and start second year again next year
3) Quit completely on the basis my body doesn't want me to be a dancer, and go do maths at uni (have already applied as a back-up)

I've just had half term, and tomorrow have to go back to watching classes.. really don't want to the whole thing is just depressing me at the moment. And I have written/other work that I should be doing but I'm finding it hard to motivate myself when it feels like I'm gonna have to leave anyway. URGH.
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