Hi, everyone! I too, am amazed by all the responses. I have struggled with depression all my life and finally (much later than I should have) started taking Prozac. That's all I did for about a year. D/T outside stuff, I left LPN school for a semester. During the summer I was out (this past summer), I started seeing a psychiatrist. Now he's got me on Wellbutrin, Trazodone(for sleep), and Lithium. He thinks I have Bipolar type II. My therapist, who I started seeing a month ago, doesn't agree because the psych. didn't do ANY testing so he's basically guessing. So hopefully, that will get changed cuz the Lithium makes me sick sometimes
I have struggled in school, but my instructors have been supportive. I have acted unprofessional in clinicals and can't do it again as a condition for graduation. But that's me - and my attitude. ]
Anyway that's my story. Graduation is Dec. 11th!!!!!!!!! I will make it and SO WILL YOU! I say go for it. Since the day I became a nurse asst. I have had people including me trying to tell me I can't handle it and don't have what it takes. All of us are being proved wrong. AND my job after school is at the nursing home I first worked at! What a victory.!!Go for it. You won't regret it even if it's hard because it will mean more to you to make it than it will to many others cuz you had to fight harder for it.