Ok, so I may have messed up a bit. That's a fair call. But let me explain.
4 years of Canadian undergraduate university in hopes of getting in to dental school afterwards. Worked hard, graduated with honours, but not quite good enough marks to get in on first try. 1 year of course upgrading afterward, still not good enough to get in. Shit.
Move to Hungary for a 6 medical school program. Fly home in the summer and every other Christmas. Too expensive to fly home more. Can't get a good paying summer job because break is so short and Canadian hospitals in my area where not so keen on hiring a foreign trained medical student.
Graduate 2nd in my class, suma cum laude. Still not good enough to get a job back in Canada. Meet a beautiful Norwegian girl and decide to move there. Take summer Norwegian classes to get my language good enough to get a medical license. Volunteer work to build an acceptable resume and learn the system. Get offered a job with a 3 month unpaid volunteer probation period. Used up the rest of the available student loan money.
Finally have a job and a pay check; a paycheck that just covers my loan payments. No tax breaks or other helping breaks since I dont live in Canada now.
Now my fiance (the Norwegian from earlier) wants to buy an apartment/house. I may have hidden the full extent of my debt. She thought $150,000 was bad enough. Didn't have the heart to correct her when she miscalculated the exchange rate.
I will forever love anyone willing to help out with the idiocy that has become my life. I've had a crazy journey to get to where I am now. I love every experience I had to get here, no matter the difficulty that a lot of it was. Sadly, I will be paying for those experiences for many many years to come.