Hi all, I'm very new to this allnurses.com site and I would LOVE some feedback and/or advice/tips. You see, I am 19 and a full time student. I have cancer, as I mentioned in my title and I've had it since I was 14. I have a chronic cancer, which means I will always have it but it isn't terminal or interfere with my life too often. But I do have chemotherapy treatments about once a year and I'm scared about going into nursing. I've set my goals on this for a long time but recently I'm questioning myself. How can I make it through nursing school
if Im sick due to chemo? or say I do make it through nursing school and get a job? how am I supposed to hold down this job if I have to do treatments 2 months out of every year? I'm aware of the FMLA but who would want to hire somebody like me? I mean I am in top physical condition otherwise, it is just something that has to be controlled or else it will get worse. I've been at my current job for almost 6 months now and I have only called in sick twice. I am mentally and physically capable of doing everything a "normal" person can do 10 months out of the year.