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tanya4me

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tanya4me has 30 years experience and specializes in icu-ccu-emerg.

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    z-coil shoes, foot pain gone

    Roy: Where did you purchase them? Does the insertt come out so you can put your orthotics in them? Thanks sandy
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    z-coil shoes, foot pain gone

    Can you put an orthotic into this type of shoe? Thanks Sandy (severe case of plantar fasciitis- Not responding to conservative treatment)
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    Nurses struggling with mental illness

    As mentioned in one of my earlier posts I don't personally suffer with this problem outside of the occasional warranted bouts of depression with my severe case of plantar fasciitis. I can contribute to this site though. My mother was diagnosed as bipolar a very long time ago when I started my career in nursing. Nurse co-workers can be brutal. I base that on 30 years of nursing experience in hospitals. I remember one of my co-workers in ICU making a comment about a patient who had overdosed. She stated they should be given a kick in the ass. I couldn't believe her remark as at that time my mother was on the psychiatric ward being treated for depression. I wondered how this nurse made it through nursing school. However I am a firm believer of "what goes around comes around". I suffer from a severe recalcitrant form of plantar fasciitis thanks to thirty years of nursing and being run off of my feet, missing breaks, pt. overloads, heavy lifting. Rhis has incapacitated me for awhile now. There were nurse co-workers who I know looked at me like oh it's just plantar fasciitis its so common. Little did they understand that 5 % os us get it so bad and it brings with it severe debilitation. So this stigma just doesn't go with mental illness. It pertains to other illnesses as well. I commend those that suffer with depression anxiety etc. that have pursued a career in nursing. Good for you. Keep up the good work. Of all nurses I believe you would make great psych nurses as you could certainly empathesize with the patients suffering, that is of course, if psychiatry is something you are interested in. Maybe you can help to alleviate the ridiculous stigma that is still atached to mental disorders.
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    Nurses struggling with mental illness

    Severina: Good for you. I personally don't suffer from mental illness other than a warranted depression at this time as I struggle with a physical disability and am now unemployed and unable to do any nursing at this time due to severe pain. I commend you for your efforts. Sandy
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    Any Nurses recieving SSD/SSI

    Sharon: Thanks for sharing your story. It sounds like your illness was a work related issue as well. I did work in the U.S. for 12 years as an R.N.but never had any personal experience with disability or workmen's comp. So far here in Ontario I haven't gotton anywhere. I certainly feel your pain as depression, and anger sometimes get the better part of me as well. At 52 I don't know what I am going to do either. My sick bank was depleted and thus far I have not received any form of income and struggle with pain every time I take a step so I can't work. I would love to conduct a survey to see how many nurses whom have dedicated their lives to this profession have been treated ipoorly after being injured. I know of two cases from the hospital that I worked at but after being treated in what they called an "inhuman fashion" one chose to just walk away. She had 27 years full time with the institution. The other just got approved for a few months of disability but with a very difficult time. They are trying to get rid of her as well. A very good nurse just short of her retirement. Please keep in touch if you can. It helps to know that one is not alone facing these types of predicaments. Sandy
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    Any Nurses recieving SSD/SSI

    Hi! I am new to this site. Have been a critical care R.N. for 30 years too young to retire, was very active, a good nurse but developed plantar fasciitis rt. foot while employed in an emergency room with horrific working conditions 2 years ago. Was treated poorly by the Hospital. It took months to get to where I could walk painfree again. The emergency dept. refused to accomodate me in the emerg (triage sit-down). This would have worked. After following unions advice and filing a grievance against the emerg for failure to accomodate a disabled worker the hospital set up a harrassment intimidation tactic on me 1 week prior to the arbitration date. They also forced me to undergo a very rigorous functional ability testing prior to shipping me out of emerg to another area which involved almost continuous standing and heavy lifting (Complex Care). The testing put me into a major flare-up. I am now unemployed waiting to see if U.I. will help me while waiting to see if the Hospital Insurance Carrier is going to at least approve disability. I have come across a few nurses who were exposed to similiar tactics by the hospital to get rid of them after they were injured. I live in Ontario Canada and am wondering if there are other nurses out there who have found themselves in similiar situations with their Hospital employer or whom have sustained a bad case of plantar fasciitis.