Aww, Jeri, that was beautiful. *hug*
Working at a job is a good thing to do. Working at a dead-end job with no way to pay for necessary bills much less a better future, is... not so good. Sometimes it's necessary, and that's something that sucks about our current society.
Anyway, if the medication and nutrition works and I can gain health faster than estimated then I'll be looking for part-time work on top of school sooner than estimated. Once you have a goal, every little bit towards that helps, not only directly, but also in keeping you motivated.