So I ended up submitting my very overdue essay & got a HD for it so very happy with the mark. For that unit, they are letting me to the exam under special consideration at the end of the next semester since there is no way I could have done it when it was on.
I am meant to be able to start the next unit, which is a particularly difficult one (I know because I started it last year but withdrew prior to the census date). But I really don't know that I am up for the challenge with my headspace at the moment. By the same token though, I recognise that it could be a good thing to have something to focus on.
So do I continue & hope for the best, defer for a while & hope that somehow the illness that has me beaten at the moment disappears even though it just seems to be getting worse, or give up with only 6 units to go & have literally nothing (well caring for DS but otherwise nothing) to do & no real hope for any different in the future. What would you do in similar circumstances, knowing that if you want to actually complete the degree, to use it & go further you need to get good marks, that just passing isn't sufficient in this discipline for the degree to be of any value?