Hi everyone! I'm relatively new to this so please bear with me.
I am feeling down and can't find anyone from my support system who truly understands what I'm going through... but after browsing around the bb I feel some of you may. So here it goes... I got licensed last year immediately afterwards moved to another state to be with my husband, got licensed there and started work at a community health center. Unfortunately, I had to leave that place and then an agency hired me. Two weeks before I was to start orientation at a LTC facility (as I have enjoyed working with the geriatric population and wanted to continue and maybe try rehab down the road) I had a complicated surgery that has restricted my physical ability to not being able to lift anything too heavy. This is where my problem lies, none of my family members, friends, or even classmates know about this as they are all in another state and I don't feel it's fair to burden them with all the details of what has happened. Especially as I don't want my parents to know since they both have heart probs and this stress will add to their already stressed out systems. They wanted my husband and I to stay close as all of their children are all over the world if not states!
Now my problem is that what type of nursing will I be able to pursue through my agency when I don't have much experience, nor the physical capability of doing patient care (heavy lifting is the only limitation).
I'd be very appreciative of any help or suggestions. I already feel a bit better just getting it off my chest. So, thanks in advance!