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Anxiety about COVID19

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I'm a 40 year old student RN, and am very anxious about COVID19, as I am an asthmatic. If not for asthma, I doubt I would be half as anxious. It consumes half of my day, worrying about contracting it. Anyone else experiencing significant anxiety, due to COVID19?

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I am somewhat anxious. I'm in my final mini-mester of nursing school and have already accepted a job as an RN resident on a telemetry unit starting in June. I'm supposed to start my preceptorship on April 17 (although our school may still change it to simulation). I have celiac disease. While I'm not always immune suppressed(currently not on immune-suppressing medication) I go through periods where I'm in a weakened state due to the various vitamin deficiencies that accompany celiac disease. Even so, I imagine I'd do fine if I contracted COVID-19, but the truth is that none of us really know. It acts unpredictably in some patients. Statistically speaking most of us would survive. That doesn't make it less scary. Could I turn down the job and wait? Take an incomplete and complete my preceptorship when it blows over? Sure. But I feel like I shouldn't. Probably the same way most of us nursing students feel. This is the life of a nurse.

It is scary. It feels good to talk about it.

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