How on earth did you think that you could lift another adult...heavy or not?
Now that you have done the UNthinkable, I hope your health improves to its optimal best.
Nurses are notorious for bending, lifting, pulling, and pushing all the wrong ways. Many nurses do NOT use PROPER body mechanics while at work.
Nurses.....there is only ONE of you, so why risk the only YOU that you are for body injuries that disable you physically?
This is what I mean about saying NO to the abuse in nursing! STOP IT nurses, stop it!!! WE deserve soooooooo much better than what we fathom about our worth as individuals. If we respect ourselves as human beings, then we wouldn't act like we are SuperNurse while at work and eventually lead us to situations like this. I know firsthand because I thought I could move a bed by myself in 1995, and pulled a muscle in my back. Granted the discomfort was temporary, but that taught me a lesson.
My shoulder injury was NOT related to nursing (I don't think it was anyway
), but to a sports injury. Now when I work, I protect my bones, muscles, skin, and other organs to the best of my ability. I am the FIRST patient on my list of patients to care for each shift I work. If I can stay fit and in one healthy piece, then all the more ME I can give to my patients and peers.
I hope you are able to find nursing work that keeps you from injuring yourself again. God speed to you my dear! :kiss