Quote from Neezy84
Never wanted to be a nurse it was a family trait.
But I need to know if anyone feels the same way?
Additional info: I was recently attacked by a patients husband during a home healthcare assignment. I have anxiety PTSD
I can sort of identify with you, Neezy, although I was motivated in other ways to do something in the healthcare field.
Among multiple other major life crisis at the time, about 20 years ago, I was attacked and stabbed by a patient. I went through a time of what I considered to be deep, dark despair. Although a test I took rated me suffering from only moderate depression, I dreaded going to work or meeting other responsibilities.
I sought services from an art therapist. A caring psychiatrist I worked with offered to prescribe me a benzodiazepine anti anxiety, which I graciously turned down. I attended Emotions Anonymous Meetings. I began a routine exercise program and attempted to follow a healthy lifestyle. I searched for meaning.
It took probably a couple of years for me to dig myself out of the pit of despair, but I did it. And you can too, Neezy.
I practiced what I learned from that time of despair everyday- art, exercise, spirituality. I believe if I don't, I could easily return to that pit.
Joseph Campbell said to follow your bliss in order to feel fulfilled and refreshed. There must be something in what you do that reinforces who you are; something that makes you feel important. Search for your bliss- your meaning.
The very best to you Neezy.