Trying to pick myself up during my suspension. - page 2

Hello everyone, I have posted before about my issues so I won't go into more detail. I currently and recently have a suspended RN license for 2 years for diversion of narcotics. Since then, I have had a very difficult time... Read More

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    Good to hear from you KaseyJo. Sorry to hear about the flood.

    It takes courage to bring up things we struggle with, and even more courage to hear suggestions we don't like. It shows good progress in recovery to be able to consider suggestions from those with experience and an objective viewpoint. A suggestion...consider some training in meditation or something similar. Learning to slow down, not only physically but mentally and emotionally, has been a huge boost to my recovery. I was similar to you in that I had to be achieving something all the time. I've discovered this was a way for me to avoid the fecal material in my life. You can only cover up the pain and loneliness for so long. It's why so many of us end up loving mood altering substances. SLOW DOWN AND ENJOY THE JOURNEY! Sounds like you might be "getting" that concept. It only took me the better part of 10 years to figure it out. Looking forward to updates.

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    KaseyJo, please listen to all of the good advice you've been given. You've been through hell the past few months, and you are just not ready to have your whole life happen to you just yet. I know from my own experiences that being impatient with the process doesn't get one any farther, any faster; try to slow down and allow the universe to unfold as it should. You are young and you have plenty of time......use this imposed 'slack time' to strengthen and prepare yourself for the challenges that await you down the line.

    As always, wishing you the very best.
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    You have a lot on your plate right now. Take care of your recovery.

    As far as "what about" whatever kind of degree, or healthcare field... you'll need to find out, first, from your state's DoH or whoever regulates these things, if it's possible for you to get into that field, and then, from ... I don't know from whom, really... whether it's realistic for you to get into that field, meaning, will you get hired?

    Good luck to you.
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    @ Viva- very nicely put!
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    KaseyJo.. I understand most of what you are feeling. I have been there. I am in Florida and I had my licenses suspended by IPN. I contacted an Attorney to help deal with everything I was going through. After going in front of the BON I ended up with another suspension, for a total of 2.5 years. I was in a very dark place for a couple of months and I finally pulled myself out and started doing things to help get my mind off of everything. Before I knew it the time was up and I was able to go in front of the BON and was granted my licenses back.. You can PM me if you just need someone to talk to.. I am wishing you the best of luck..

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    I too, am considering a master's program, I have started teaching medical assistants, as I don't need my license for that, I love teachin so I am goinng to start a Masters in clinical lab science and hopefully teach anatomy, and pathophysiology undergraduate
    Last edit by beenbad43 on Feb 25, '13 : Reason: typos
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    I know this is an old post but I wanted to let you know that I have a similar story to yours. My nursing license is suspended right now for six months for losing my job while in my state's recovery program. I have been in recovery since June 15, 2007 due to un resolved issues I carried around for years and used pills to cope. I had my ASN when I first got into recovery and I graduated with my MSN Nurse Executive in October 2012, once I addressed my issues I was able to continue my education successful. I was suffering from depression and had zero coping skills when I got into recovery but I went in wanting to get myself together so I could continue to help others and it worked. I said all that to say that we have to get ourselves well to help others get well. I wish you all the luck and forgive yourself.
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