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  1. hello, i made a thread about this a while back and i got mixed answers about what i should do. this is a previous broken bone with many complications coming back to haunt me. i had three emgs done and this is what they came back. severe ulnar sensory neuropathy. severe demyelinating radial neuropathy. four surgeries later...he won't do anymore. he says there is no point and there is very little chance it relives any of my discomfort/pain. hurts to move my arm in any way. i can't even write for any longer than 15 minutes without it flaring up. hardest news i've ever had to hear in my life. i was always cautious pursuing nursing because of this. i think the message was sent loud and clear yesterday about what i am capable of. would it be smart of me to think about pursing another career path? my other hobby/passion is computers and computer hardware and networking. typing on the computer is not something that hurts me at all. it might be the only job i can do.
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    Have a done too much damage?

    Sarah812 : Thanks. I was under the impression that Community College was full for 18-19 year olds. I didn't realize that class was full of 20 year olds and 40 year olds. allforthekidds : Thanks for the reply! Ev1987 : Thanks! I'm not worried about being 22 at CC anymore. I don't know why I made a big deal about it. aeonic : Thank you for the very informative post! I will elaborate more on my injury and disability. It happened when I was 14 which left a 90/90 plate in my arm (elbow) with a few screws and pins (13). I always had pain when it was cold, but nothing I couldn't fight through. A few years ago I had a nerve (ulnar) move out of the canal, and doing certain movements/exercises. It is unbelievably painful and sharp. I was able to see the original surgeon and he said he wants to find the nerve put it deep inside of a muscle so it can't do this again. The problem is I haven't insurance for the last few years because I was never able to hold a job and my family was all laid off at the same time. I recently got insurance this year and I am looking to take care of this surgery as soon as possible. I think I will be very able and capable once this surgery is taken care of. I understand what you are saying and I realize what I am doing. I was in no way going to pick career for money or to stop loans. I have come to realize that my loans are out of control and it is my fault and I need to do something about it. Ever since I had this injury I always wanted to work in the medical field (RN specifically). It was always between computers and nursing since I was 16 years old, and after getting some computer classes done, I'm almost positive that I don't want to work with computers anymore. Not my cup of tea anymore. You gave fantastic advice and I will take everything to heart. I still need to get my arm taken care of and speak with counselors, but I think this is the best option for me and will lead me to be the happiest. I really do. I know classes and school are going to be extremely difficult and I'm going to struggle. I am afraid of failing and or not being able to finish. I think the feeling of me being able to face my fears head on and complete them I will get a huge confidence boost, which is what I really need right now.
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    Have a done too much damage?

    this is what i am dealing with now. i'm not a bad student, never been in trouble, nor have i ever been a class genius. i was unfortunate enough to have a life altering accident when i was 14 years old, still affecting me to this day. i had a bad broken arm with nerve damage and plenty of hardware to make a wicked cool story. lol! my jobs from 17-22 are scattered and not wanted by employers. i had a few jobs here and there, but for the last 2-3 years i was unable to hold a job because of my injury (currently have an open disability case, the state is slow as ever trying to figure my case out) during this time i made a few bad school decisions as well. i made the stupid mistake of trying to go to private schools. i went to devry, heald, and south. i thought i was making a good choice, but in the end it only landed me with student debt and no classes to show for it. i am now coming up on my limit for how much money i can borrow for a dependent student. this has opened my mind to a few things. i am now at the point where i can't finish school even if i wanted to. (lack of funds, and realizing it just might not be worth it) i have been thinking about going back to community college (mjc) and start my pre-requisites for nursing. since this would keep me in school and freeze my loans and allow me to go to school for free, and that sounds mighty awesome at this point. now some of my concerns are; my age, i'm 22 am i going to be in class with a bunch of 18-19 year olds? does it matter? older people become nurses later right? not saying i'm old, but a lot of people start doing this a long time ago. second is my confidence. i signed up for mjc last year, but never went through with it because i heard community colleges were so full i would never get the classes i wanted. i am afraid to go to this school and completely fail or look stupid in a class. i know i am not dumb, but like i said, i am no class genius. i am open to any and all suggestions! i respect the views and opinions on this board. thanks guys and gals, markie
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    Another tattoo question thread...

    I wanted to know if I could contact you via e-mail? (hcmbusiness@yahoo.com) Regarding my nursing questions. It's more about pre-req. and how it all works. I can't seem to find an answer anywhere. My current school was no help at all.
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    What did you want to be when you grew up?

    I wanted to be a cop. I tried so hard to get into any branch of the military to be an mp. I had a horrible fracture when I was 14 that left me permanently disabled and I have plates/screws in my elbow for life. It sucks but, I look at it like if that didn't happen I wouldn't be pursing a nursing career right now either. And I'm glad to have found something I love so much.
  6. Fantastic advice! This should be a habit with any classes imo. It's a hard habit to break but, once you get it down it sure makes classes easier.
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    Any guys with visible tattoos?

    That comes to personal preference now. I'm sure someone could look at me and say oh wow tattoos and judge me before they even knew me. That's their problem not mine. Do I have a sleeve and multiple tattoos (legs, ankles)? Yes. They all have meaning and none are offensive in any way, shape, or form. Little does one know I've never drank or done drugs. I got one detention in 5th grade for telling someone how to do a problem. That's literally the last time I was in any sort of trouble. I believe tattoos are an expression in life and as long as doctors, lawyers, judges, mechanics, engineers, teachers...and so on are doing their job in a respectful, courteous manner I have zero problems.
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    Is making friends in school important?

    I think networking is very important in life no matter what your career path may be. I was always mutual with people but, I'm very careful who I let in completely. I only have 2-3 tight close friends. My two cents anyways...
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    Any guys with visible tattoos?

    I had the same fear as you. I quickly found out it's not as bad as we all make it out to be. I have a sleeve btw.
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    Another tattoo question thread...

    Thanks lilymom! I'll go introduce myself and get my post count up I think you can answer my questions just fine. I have very basic questions about nursing and schools
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    Another tattoo question thread...

    Thanks again to everyone who replied. I'm a much more comfortable having them now. Considering I'm from the valley/bay. To answer all the people asking why I'm going for my ma instead of my rn...I was told lies since the moment I started this school. Just recently found out the truth behind how nursing programs work and what classes I need to take. I sucks I wasted a year of my life at this school but, now I'm moving forward. I guess this could be another thread with a few questions I have. Should I make it in the student board? Or is there someone here willing to shoot some pm's back and forth?? Thanks guys and gals!
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    Another tattoo question thread...

    Thank you to everyone who replied! I got a general idea at what I'm getting into. I don't mind wearing sleeves and covering up all the time. I'm not looking at any one specific job. I'm very open at this point and I'm willing to do and go where I can.
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    Another tattoo question thread...

    I'm going to school to be a medical assistant (AA) and from there I am going to get into a nursing program. It is my dream to one day be an RN. I got a few tattoos before I knew what I wanted to do in life. I was originally going into the military but, no one told me having plates and screws in my elbow is an auto DQ in all military branches. I have a half-sleeve going from my wrist to my elbow. It's just an outline right now (no color) and it's koi fish and flowers representing my brothers and my mom. No slang, bad words, or anything deemed gang related/threatening. My school makes us cover them up which is what I expected. I wear long sleeves, under armor, and those basketball shooter sleeves. My question is will I be looked down on when I am an RN trying to get a respectable job? I was told as long as I can cover them I would be fine. I'm a 3.5+ gpa student, I don't drink or do drugs, and I'm never in trouble. I'd hate for something so small and petty like this to stop me from excelling in my career.