Hello guys, my name is Danny. I have a problem in which Im seeking an answer to. I have been an OR nurse for >30 years and achieved many awards.
3 years ago, I was caring for my father who was dying of Ca. I dont know why or how, bu tI'm taking responsibility for my actions.
After my dad passed away, I fell into a deep depression and attempted suicide twice. To counter act my depression, I began to drink heavily. I was non-compliant on my meds. What I needed was to grow the **** up.
I treated my patients with quality nursing skills. But I didnt know how to take of myself. My performance declined.
Finally I was sent to seek profesional help.They couldnt find the right meds to treat me, so I took off and proceded to try to get myself together.
I am a hard working professional nurse.I moved away form home out of necessity and take care of my mom.
Its been 3 years since I worked in an OR. I am trying with great difficulty to get back to work and be where I know I should be. I have backed myself into a corner as I cannot get my foot back in the door. Sorry Im so long winded. I could surely use some advice from my peers.
I have been clean for over 2 years and regularly attend AA with a sponsor. Thank you and God Bless you Danny RN firstname.lastname@example.org