I DID IT!!!! I survived illness, fought back, and am graduating an RN program!!! - page 3

It only took me 18 years, but I FINALLY GRADUATED an RN program!!!!!!!! :yeah: I started taking my pre-reqs in 1991 immediately following high school graduation and had just finished my last... Read More

  1. by   7student7
    Congratulations on finally getting a diagnosis and on graduating nursing school! Something similar happened to me. I'm still taking my prereqs and it's good to know it can be done. I was also told I had fibromyalgia, Lupus, ms, etc. and then finally that it "was all in my head." It took three horrible years for someone to finally figure out that I had some severe vitamin deficiencies!
    Anyway, I was premed before I got sick. But then, as a patient, I got a really bad impression of doctors. It seemed liked they were always dismissing me, being arrogant, telling me I was crazy, etc. No nurse ever treated me that way, and it was a PA that used to be a nurse that figured out what I had and referred me to the specialist who fixed it.
    So, I guess we're similar in having some really good reasons for wanting to be nurses! And, we know exactly what kind of nurse we want to be. I feel about 90% better now, and I really hope I can be as successful as you are. You're really just never the same again after being sick for years. Good luck!
  2. by   Mr I Care
    OMG !!!! You are a survivor and I applaud in tears and all. I commend you for your bravery, determination, and faith. Your post will influence thousands of pre-nursing and nursing professionals on the importance giving back and simply being a true nurse, nothing more or less.
    Congratulations ! Good Luck to you in all your nursing endeavors !
  3. by   TPfan24
    Congratulations!! Have a wonderful pinning and future in your nursing field. You have much to offer your patients with your strength and inspiration.
  4. by   HealingBalm
    Amazing! Congratulations!! Thank you so very much for sharing!! :heartbeat
  5. by   nursgirl
    thanks so much everyone for your kind words!! our pinning rehearsal is this morning and I am bringing my camera to document every moment to prove to myself that this is real LOL
    I just went and checked my grade AGAIN... it's still there! hahaha!