Published Dec 16, 2007
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Thanks so much for everyone's suggestions and advice. I guess I have to really look at what is available to me and make some decisions. Everyone I work with is very nice so hopefully they will accomodate me. I do work very hard and I don't want to let them down but my health is the most important thing - especially because I have young children also. Thanks again.
FireStarterRN, BSN, RN
Amen! We all need to guard our health, even those of us without a diagnosis such as this! I see many nurses who think it's normal to run themselves into the ground. Nursing will eat you alive if you let it.
God Bless you and good luck!
But they do require nursing experience, or should....at least a year's worth. I do Disease Managfement and they like at least 5 years of good med-surg...most have over 15 years.
But I agree; seeking something less demanding is a good idea.
Working in a call center can be very demanding on other ways...sitting for 8-10 hours is bad for health, adds to poor coordination and muscle weakness/pain, and is mentally grueling toward the end of a long shift. Blurred vision is a problem, too, when eyes are tired.
Working nights would be VERY VERY BAD for anyone with an immune system disease; shift rotation would be bad, too. If you don't plan to live the night shift on your days off, too, then you are doing shift rotation.
I speak from experience and plenty of study.
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