It's been a long while since I've posted on the site, life has been quite hectic. I'm still working towards becoming an RN, just.. slowly at this point. I'm currently in school for Medical Administration, since I already have a pretty extensive background in Admin, I figured it'd be a good (and affordable) start in a medical setting. Then the plan was to move to pre-nursing while holding my Med Admin job, and then possibly transfer to a different position (if available) in that facility...
Well, it seems my body has other plans for me. I've always had little issues; migraines and some back pain and what have you, but lately my old injuries have really started taking a toll on me. Here's the specs: I've got mild scoliosis (thanks mom), mild sciatica, torn L rotator cuff (4 year old injury), fractured R fibia (5 year old injury), carpal tunnel, "weak" ankles as my GP likes to say, and as I mentioned - back pain and migraines. Now, I haven't had health insurance for the past 6 years.. so nothing has been professionally taken care of beyond finding out what was wrong, just personal physical therapy and being careful. The older I get, the worse I feel. I'm 22 and I feel much older. I really think I need to see a neurologist and possibly an orthopedic specialist, so I've got to continue saving my money, or hope I get a position that offers benefits.
My question to all you lovely nurses out there; Can I do it? I have the will, but.. I'm so scared I won't be able to get through clinicals, or worse yet.. actually hurt somebody because I may collapse or lose feeling in my hands. So many thoughts are in my head about what could go wrong.
Any thoughts or suggestions? Any feedback much appreciated.