Sorry if this post doesn't belong here I was unsure if I should post on student nursing or actual lpn board. So ill remove it if I'm in wrong place.
I'll try and make this short. I'm 30 and I been wanting to go to school for lpn (who knows maybe bridge to rn) so bad...it's all I'm focused on. I'm trying to find a good school in my area but that's hard and a whole other topic lol..:.so every now and then I have issues with my back (lower back pain and pain in right leg) so I have to watch how I do things a lot. Well back went out few days ago and I'm in bed and can't move...the pain is really bad so my husband helped me up and took me to ER. The doctor came in didn't even physically exam me but said he would do pee test and X-rays. Ok no problem. They get results back he comes in tells me it's Sciatica (sp?) and ask me what I do for a living (this was the most he even spoke to me while I was there) I said I'm trying to get into nursing school..he said RN? I said for now LPN he rolls his eyes and tells me my best bet is to just stay in bed and give up my pipe dream since my back goes out sometimes. So needless to say I came home crying in pain still because they did NOTHING....told me to take Aleve (which I have been and it didn't help). So I'm still in bed and I keep having a pitty party thinking ill never be a lpn. I guess the way the dr said it just upset me but if I wasn't it so much pain I wouldn't have let it bother me I don't think. I guess I'm just coming here to ask is this just a pip dream for me? Do you think I can still do this with my back being this way sometimes? Any advice would be great...thanks
Oct 5, '13
DR. Dolittle didn't even really exam you or try to treat you.
Get a real opinion before you even think about giving up.
Please see my private message.
Last edit by Been there,done that on Oct 5, '13
Oct 6, '13
follow your dreams my dear and don't let ANYONE box you in. i have occasional back issues...had them for nearly 20 yrs and am an lpn. you just have to know yourself and how to move and protect yourself from further injury. i've been a med asst in pedis for 4 yrs and: restraining kids for shots, sutures, blood draws...you name it. it's all in the way you physically prepare yourself. i have a herniated disc, sciatica due to pregnancy and a slight case of rheumatoid arthritis and the only time i've thrown my back out in those 4 yrs was slipping on a patch of ice. that being said take care of yourself. go to school and get your lpn if that's what's in your heart. more importantly get another opinion. don't let one man's opinion crush your dreams. you can do this! ;D
Last edit by cyde on Oct 6, '13