I have been a nurse for 6 years, and I love my work! I worked in an extended care facility, a hospital, and doctors' offices. The problem is I have a histroy of a seizure disorder. So, keeping a job and preventing employers from treating me unfairly is very difficult. Though my neurologist has stated that it is okay for me to work as a nurse, employers are not willing to cooperate.
I believe that there is no need to be alarmed, because the main problems I have consist of occasional dizziness and headaches when I am overworked. I do not have fainting spells or convulsions. Yet, I have been turned down for many jobs, treated very unfairly, and I have lost jobs in the past on the account of my condition.
When I first attended nursing school
I heard that there are other nurses and even doctors who have seizure disorders. If you happen to know any of them or have any suggestions, your response would be greatly appreciated! I would like to know how they are coping! Nursing is my life, and I refuse to let anyone or anything force me to throw it away!