How many of you burn nurses were once burn patients yourselves? How many of you have visible burn scars?
I was burned back in 1982 when I was 4 years old. I have visible scars on my face, chest, and both arms/hands. I also have a smoke inhalation injury which resulted in scar tissue formation on my vocal cords so I have a very soft child-like voice. I received excellent care from Tampa General Hospital in FL and the Shriner's Hospital in Cincinnati. I will be completing my first semester of nursing school on Friday while on my way to becoming a burn nurse myself. I never had a nurse or doctor who had visible burns...so just out of curiosity, I was wondering how many were out there.