Hi I don't really know if this is the right place to post this but I start med school pretty soon (next term). I was diagnosed w/ Syringomyelia and Arnold-Chiari malformation type 2 when I was 12 (currently 19). I'm not sure how many people are familiar with the disease but Wikipedia honestly describes both very well. I was wondering opinions on going the neurosurgery route and if it is really worth it because my life expectancy is lower than the average persons and I don't want to waste 12+ years learning neurosurgery myself to have weakness of hands and not be able to perform at my highest caliber (potentially quit). Syringomyelia damages the nerves of the spinal cord throughout time** I was looking for some opinions of people in the same spot. My fallback is becoming a lawyer and I have stellar LSAT scores already and could pretty much get into all my state schools. TLDR; Have a disease that damages nerves. Should I study for years for (most likely) very little time being a surgeon or fallback to lawyer?