This is my first post to the message boards. So excited to be here.
Now on to my question.....
Last August, I had a heart attack at 40 years old. I am a diabetic and in all truthfulness, I really didn't take care of myself prior to my heart attack. I had a stent put in but still suffered with pain months and months after this procedure. I was 99% blocked in one artery and 90% blocked in another.
The Dr's in the hospital told me that my veins/arteries/valves going into my heart are too small and that if I had another heart attack or something and needed open heart surgery...basically I was out of luck.
I went in for a check-up to my cardiologist. He didn't like what he heard and scheduled me for surgery the next day. There was a new stent he was going to put in on top or inside the other one that was small enough for me AND was medicated....he called it a drug illuding stent.
Ok...now you know my background. My question is....do I ever have any hope of going to nursing school and then having a career as a nurse....or are my chances shot because of all this "stuff" that's happened to me?
Everyone is telling me....NO WAY!!! HELP!!! Thanks!!!:redpinkhe