I will try not to make this too complicated, but I really need some advice. Seven months ago I was fired from my job of 11 years. I had never had any write ups, always had raises, good performance evals, no med errors, no anything. I did have intermittent FMLOA for 10 years for panic attacks, which honestly, I never abused, I never exceeded the limit on it. I know it ****** management off, but I did not feel I was sick enough to go on permanent disability for missing one day a month, and I knew that when I was having a panic attack I was not in any condition to take care of patients. Then, the last three years I worked there I developed daily migraines which no one could stabilize, not the top neuro doc in the country, no one. I worked with a headache every day, but I had to miss some time for that too, which was approved. At the start of December, I was called in one day and told I was suspended for patient complaints. When I came in, no patient complaints were discussed, but they brought up three documentation errors, two very minor ones (and I do mean minor) and one semi-serious one that I had made about three weeks prior. The also brought up two incidents which were complete fabrications, that someone saw me sleeping in the HALLWAY (as if I would be dumb enough to do this!) and that I left the floor for 2.5 hours. I told them I just didn't do this things, I mean the documentation errors I couldn't deny, but they were the first ones in eleven years and no one was harmed, so I honestly did not think they warranted firing. But, apparently, they did. I appealed my firing through a lengthy internal appeals process which I lost. I was not allowed an attorney. I asked if witnesses would be produced as to the other things I had supposedly done, and was told that was not company policy; they said they had signed statements, but would not show them to me either. Bottom line: seven months later, I can't get a job anywhere. I have had over half a dozen very good interviews, but when I get to the point where I have to discuss why I left my last job, I can see the interviewers whole expression just change and they are no longer interested. I can't lie about what happened because the prospected employer is just going to check anyway. I was angry at first, but now I am just seriously depressed. So much so that I am getting to the point where I kind of don't want to get out of bed, and this is NOT good. I can't imagine going back to school for anything else. I LOVE being a nurse; I really feel it is what I am supposed to do, and dammit, I am good at it. Anyone got any advice? Thanks, sorry this took so long.