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    Working with crutches or knee scooter

    Hello, I just want to say I feel your pain. I just had foot and ankle surgery and I am out on STD as well. My FLMA ran out as well and I lost my job. I am thinking of applying to the same types of jobs you are. I wish I had an answer to your problem. You will have to post here when you do get a job. I know you can call or find out more about the disability act. If you have a union at your hospital they can help you too. Good luck to you.
  2. Hello my fellow nurses. I wanted to ask if anyone has had health issues that prevented them from working? I have been a nurse for 20 years and I have worked med-serg, cardiac, rehab, ER-trauma an burn, wounds, reconstruction. I had a back surgery in 2006 with fusion of L4,L5 and S1 with left hip bone graft. I think I did remarkably well after the surgery but I always had pain/numbness and decreased ROM in the left leg. About a year ago I started to have pain in my left ankle and heel. It progressively got so bad I would come home and cry. I was unable to walk on it without severe pain. I went to an orthopedic surgeon and had an MRI that showed an unstable ankle and a a few torn tendons and swelling with scar tissue. I have worked so hard in my career and now I am probably facing 6 to 8 months of casts, surgery and rehab. I'm not sure what types of jobs are out there that I can do with this ongoing disability. I am 43 years old. I'm to young for this. Is there anyone out there with this same type of problem? Any suggestions would be appreciated.I feel like I will never be able to do the job I love between the back and the foot
  3. Twaldron1

    Plantar Fasciitis tear

    Hello fellow nurses, I have been in nursing for 20 years, 12 hour shifts 3 to 4 days a week. 12 months ago I started to have heel pain to the point of crying when I got home. I took motrin 800mg 3 times a day and iced the area. I was told by a foot and ankle surgeon that I had PF in both feet with a large tear in the left foot, he recommended surgery, that was 6 months ago. I opted instead for conservative treatment of physical therapy and a walking boot. this has not made things better. Now I am considering surgery. I work for 4 surgeons who all have various opinions about it. I was wondering if anyone has had surgery for this and how long it takes for full recovery. I can't afford to be out of work for long but I also can't be in pain all the time. Help me please. I need some good advice from nurses who have been through this. Thanks in advance...