The Stranger Within: It Does Get Better - page 2
On my computer desk stands a brightly painted wooden figurine of a toucan, a souvenir of a part of Mexico I've never visited and probably never will. His garish red, green, and pink feathers are... Read More
Feb 27, '14Occupation: RN and blogger extraordinaire Specialty: 20 year(s) of experience in LTC, assisted living, med-surg, psych ; From: OR, US ; Joined: Sep '02; Posts: 27,017; Likes: 45,034Quote from krobertson33Hello there, and welcome to Allnurses.com! Thank you so much for commenting. It is hard to be a nurse with bipolar disorder, or any mental illness for that matter, but it's certainly not impossible. As long as you're being treated and you're doing your best to stay both physically and mentally healthy, you should be fine. Best of luck to you!Thanks for sharing. I was diagnosed with Bipolar about 3 years ago right as I Got accepted into nursing school. I always wondered how people were dealing with it in this field bc being a nurse is strict and a big deal. Almost e everyone I know, knows what I have. But my psychologist told me not to let my bosses know when I am a nurse. I am graduating this coming December and I just accepted a student nurse tech position at a very large hospital. I'm hoping everything goes well. Good luck to you as I know how hard it is to deal with this illness
May 16, '14Joined: May '14; Posts: 2; Likes: 2I had to retire due to a medical condition. Several of my nursing peers were supportive, however, as always there were several naysayers. I try very hard to focus on the supportive peers. I agree with txredheadnurse. I don't believe it is just because they are nurses. It seems to be more of a matter of their true personalities coming through. Keep the positive people near.
May 16, '14Occupation: RN and blogger extraordinaire Specialty: 20 year(s) of experience in LTC, assisted living, med-surg, psych ; From: OR, US ; Joined: Sep '02; Posts: 27,017; Likes: 45,034That's good advice for anyone in any position. Thank you for your comment, and welcome to Allnurses!