I can absolutely resonate with what your story. My first attempt at GMAT yielded a 660 but my second attempt yielded a 610. I gave the GMAT a second time even though I was not close to my ideal score because I was so sick of studying for it. The GMAT preparation had taken my life from me, I mean literally. After the 610 I feel that I am not fit to do an MBA and I am not in a position to apply to the colleges I want too. Your story has shown me a ray of hope, but I am still tormented by my second GMAT result. I hope to overcome that soon.!