Hello, first visit to site, read thru site & didn't see any nurse working with Parkinson's. Was working in LTC & thinking I missed acute care-applied for & got a job in a busy local ED. Passed employee physical in AM & was diagnosed in PM. This was in 3/06--I lasted 17 months & the fatigue was wearing so I returned to my first love--LTC. I appear to be very fortunate as only have 1 limb that tremors--right hand & arm
(never had problems starting IV's in ED), have had more trouble with medication & adverse effects up to this point. After 1 yr as night Supervisor applied for a nurse manager position (which held previously) and was offered a job share with a much younger and less experienced RN -who is very good, has many great ideas, we get along great & the perks of having more time off is working well for both of us. My question to anyone out there is--this position was offered d/t a decision couldn't be reached between the 2 of us, felt we both had qualities needed to do job SO both of were chosen & statement was made that if d/t my age 62, OR if my health became an issue and I needed to retire early my partner would have benefitted enough from my many years of experience & could carry on solo in position. I like my DON but should I file something in HR about the statements made re: age & health to protect myself? I may have Parkinson's but I work very hard not to let the disease have me, a real challenge when I work with residents in varying late stages of the disease. Would value comments from nurses with similiar experiences. Love the site!!