I was curious why all you guys out there became nurses.
, I chose to enter nursing after doing alot of soul searching. When i left high school i went to university where i studied for a BA. Just after my first year however i was diagnosed with Bone Cancer in my right lower leg and ended up spending the best of the following year in and out of hospital for treatment including high grade chemotherapy and surgery.
then battled hard to get back to uni and compete my degree, although it was hard because i was still comming to terms with my new disabilities of partial hearing loss and mobility issues, due to extensive surgery on my leg to remove the tumor. I graduated, but then the global recession hit and i found it virtually impossible to find employment. I then had a long hard look at myself and ultimately decided to give 'something back' and started down the path which has led me to nursing school.
I had some amazing nurses when i was sick, and im not proud to say i treated them horribly during my chemo, but i have met most of them since and appologised for my behaviour, now i want to be just like them, especially a male nurse who seemed to understand what i needed to be comfortable, he was great. on reflection i can honestly say he was one of the main influences that made me chose nursing as a career to follow.
I dont think ill ever get over the strange feeling of being on the other side of the bed though, its a very strange feeling indeed, and i avoid the oncology ward, too many bad memories to face in that place.