Im 18 years old, and was diagnosed with fibromyalgia when I was 13. I'd love to be a nurse, but im intimidated and afraid because I know that being a nurse can be very physically exhausting, even for perfectly healthy nurses.
Those with conditions such as fibro, cfs, or even lupus--how do you guys cope? Were you diagnosed during your career? How do you take care of yourself on days off? Are you able to adjust your schedule in a way that works for you?Were you diagnosed before you became a nurse and still decided to become one? How do you deal with flares when you have to go to work? Im really worried about being exhausted and in pain, and not being able to provide patients with the best care that I can provide them--thats my main concern. Thanks