I was just wondering if there were any nurses out there that have Chiari malformation and are still working. Most of the people I have met with this disorder are not able to work anymore that were in the nursing field. After my surgery I had to leave my job working on a med/surg floor. I now work in an outpatient clinic which I love, but some days it is still hard and I don't know how many years I will be able to do this. Currently I am an LPN and I know I need to finish my RN so that eventually I can get into a more administrative type job when I really can't do the physical work. I do feel very fortunate that I am able to work at all. My surgery is considered failed by the surgeon and I have other health problems also.