I am wondering if anyone has any advice on my situation. I am a RN with 28 years of experience. I worked in an OP surgical area most recently that was latex safe...no one used latex gloves. I was very fortunate to have the accomodations made so that I could work in this environment. I had to have surgery which was complicated by MRSA and had an open abdominal wound for 8months. I lost my job due to this (after devoting 23 yrs to this employer.) It took me 2 years to recover from multiple complications. I am also dealing with Rheumatoid Arthritis.I know that I can not return to a hospital job. My latex allergy is so severe that I have anaphylaxsis from being in an area that latex gloves are being used.
I am currently on disablility, but having trouble making ends meet financially. I want to work! I have some experience in telephone triage and worked in the past at home. I have not been successful in finding a position yet after 1 year of looking. At the age of 50 I am now considering a career change. Not what I want, but am at a loss for what to do. My background in nursing is OR/PACU, womens health, 1yr in home nursing and one yr in telephone triage.
I would appreciate any advice you may have and look forward to your responses.