I have to give credit to a great Allnurses.com member "Been There, Done That
," for inspiring this thread. After reading that great thread, . . . It hit me! Lol, I thought back to Nursing School.
BTDT was totally correct, after being sick off and on my first year of nursing with my first case of the Flu, late life chicken Pox (I was 19!), and a case of Laryngitis I never again got sick. I guess the bugs really did strengthen my immune systems past the normal "non-clinical-population."
But now, what about Nursing School
during the Disease Processes, or just Nursing School in general! How many symptoms looked just like some horrid disease process? Now, I know we can't and shouldn't even try to diagnose disease, conditions, or disorders (although I know we are guilty of this in our heads and diagnosing ourselves).
What Diseases/Disorders did YOU think you might have in Nursing School?
DM/Hypothyroidism/ADD/IBS or Crohns/
Alzheimers/General Anxiety Disorder/OCD
Insomnia/and of course: Pyschosomatic Hypochondrias
I'm still to shy to list the group from Grad School, that list is "G" Rated. LOL! But, Thank goodness, it was temporary too!
Lol, No, I have never been Medically diagnosed with any of these, but you catch my drift. . . What did you "Temporary Illness" did you suffer from as a student?
Oh my God, I was scared to say it before, Lol, but I was terrified I might have a cancer too! Lol! Nonhodgkins Lymphoma! (night sweats, fatigue, anemia confirmed it-donated blood and got turned down-I KNEW IT!)
Kudos for your courage! My best friend suffered the brain tumor, I diagnosed myself with migraines because my pains were just on one side, but when I started having that "eyelid flicker(probably a fancy medical term for that)," you can bet I looked up brain tumors, but rested with my original diagnosed ailment.
Lol, Just like the previous poster said, it would have been easier to list what I didn't diagnose Boston with!
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