Nurses With POSSIBILITIES: Changing Our Perspective on Disability - page 2

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The light from the front porch lamp filtered through the sheer drapes as I sat in the dark dining room, chatting on the phone with an old friend I hadn't seen in years. "Shawn" was in the hospital with a life-threatening heart... Read More


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    Hi mayladybug!

    Why don't you look up ads for e-nursing? That's something you could do from home or an office.Here in France InternationalSOS offers that kind of job on a half time basis. it's absolutely not tiring physically, all you got to do is cases follow up over the phone(+some fax/Internet).
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    I have both physical and cognitive limitations that make it impossible to focus on any nursing job; I tried but every one had significant minimum performance requirements that I couldn't reach and the pressure was incredible, which just made symptoms worse. I'm older as well. I cried most days while fighting the insurance company for disability pay and then while fighting for SSDI. After not working for 2 1/2 yrs my life is much, much better. Many of my worse symptoms now occur rarely (as long as I keep my stress down and don't get tired, overheated, etc. ). After working as a nurse for nearly 40 yrs, I think it is time to take care of myself. Now I focus (try) on what I can do around my home that coundn't do before due to lack of time. It may take me three hours to vacuum but I can do it! And no one cares that it took me three hours...
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    What about new nurses that may have gotten ill while in the program and have now graduated? The only positions I can think of is the of navigator, but those actually require experience.

    To the one that replied with being homeless twice, I am so sorry you had to go through that... with your experience have you tried working a desk job at a medical office? I wish you the best of luck.


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