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Hit by car on foot, return to work?

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by Hgonzalez6948 Hgonzalez6948, CNA (New Member) New Member

Hgonzalez6948 has 11 years experience as a CNA and works as a Cripple.

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Hello everyone

i am writing this because i could really use a support team right now. I was hit by a motor vehicle 2/9/18 i was 33 weeks pregnant as a pedestrian in a hit and run. I suffered 9 fractures and a severe lis frank injury my 3rd metatarsal was sticking out my foot. My son was born and 4 pounds and just turned 1. However, i had to have 7 pins put in my foot, a second surgery for removal due to a infection with a fracture debriment. I could stick my thumb on my foot. I am about to have my 3rd surgery for injections and debri still in my foot, and a 4th one in the summer for the final fusion. I am still going to college online making straight taking care of my 13 twin girls 4 daughter and 1 year old son, plus the man child! Lol! I walking some but it stays swollen and hurts a lot at night. I have some numbness in my heel and side of my leg. I truly am devastated about not being able to go back to work where my heart is. I could really use some supprot from my fellow nurses with the same passion i have because my family says it will be ok to not go back if i cant, but i dont think they understand how much that breaks my heart, even though the dr agreed it may not be best :(  law or sedentary nurse work wouldn't be a very good option for me with the swelling and when i don't move for a while it hurts, movement makes the pain a little easier then letting it throb and swell :(  thank you for reading my soapbox! Happy easter everyone!

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Pixie.RN has 18 years experience as a MSN, RN, EMT-P and works as a ED/Trauma, Educator, IP/Nurse Epidemiologist.

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You should really follow the advice of your care providers. What do they say about the use of your foot? 

Are you a nurse or a nursing student? You reference "my fellow nurses," but your profile says CNA. This is going to impact any recommendations anyone might have for sit-down work. 

Did they ever find who hit you? That is so awful!! 😥

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TriciaJ has 37 years experience as a RN and works as a Retired.

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I'm so sorry that this happened to you.  What a horrible situation!

As tough as it is that your plans have been derailed, I think your best bet is to follow your doctor's advice about using your foot.  It seems your focus right now needs to be on regaining your health and mobility and caring for your family.

The better you heal up now, the likelier it is that you can still have a nursing career in the future.  Pushing the envelope now would probably be a very bad idea.

I'm wishing you all the best.

 

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Hgonzalez6948 has 11 years experience as a CNA and works as a Cripple.

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thank you everyone. I am one class away from being a nurse. The foot kind of put clinical on hold :( at one point he said i should be able to and now he is saying no. Im just devastated and dont know how to respond in this situation :(  I have included pictures of my injury. I know its very sexy right?>

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