June 11, 2020 at 2:00 pm #15337
I have been working in the real estate industry as a Tenancy Manager for the last few years. I am also a columnist and a forum moderator for this site & it’s a blessing as I get to interact with all you lovely people!June 13, 2020 at 7:44 pm #15386
I am an RN. I work as a psychiatric nurse on a forensic unit. I have not been able to work since March 27th because I broke my right great toe in two different places. Unfortunately,I did not receive proper care when it first happened as all attention were being given to COVID-19 patients. Finally, two weeks ago I was given a medical boot to wear for a period of four weeks. Because of the population that I work with, I am not allowed to be on the unit while wearing the boot. I am waiting for the toe to heal so that I can get back to work.June 23, 2020 at 6:02 am #15424
Oh wow. The way that focus has shifted onto the coronavirus has unfortunately caused a lot of negligence in other areas of healthcare. I hope you recover quickly so you can get back to work!
Also, what made you want to become a nurse?June 26, 2020 at 9:21 pm #15450
I became a nurse because I wanted to know more about sickle cell disease. I wanted to learn how I could take the best care of myself and others with the disease. Unfortunately I have not been able to work with sickle cell patients. Ironically, being sick too often prevents me from being able to work on a med-surge unit where sickle cell patients are most often admitted. No hospital has a “sickle cell unit,” and taking care of patients with other serious diagnoses can be problematic. I love being a nurse. I did not want to give up nursing so I tried psychiatry and love it.July 9, 2020 at 7:51 am #15507
I’m happy you’ve found something that you love to do, something that is also so meaningful.
I feel like patients make the best health care practitioners, you are able to relate more to the people you look after and provide them with a greater standard of care.July 9, 2020 at 8:50 am #15513
Thanks TitoOctober 6, 2020 at 11:39 am #15845Steve MParticipant
Hi everyone, I have done different jobs in my life But having sickle cell has been really hard cause when I get a crisis I missed work and had problems sometimes got fired or I just quit but now I am a barber I decided to get into this field because I can make my on schedule and I can keep up with it easier it has work for me a lot, 5 years so far as a barber. I keep fighting everyday trying to stay as healthy as I can be…October 6, 2020 at 11:43 am #15846Steve MParticipant
<p style=”text-align: left;”>When I was growing up I use to want to be a doctor that was my dream so I started school for it but unfortunately I couldn’t do it sickle cell was to much to handle I missed clases a lot so I failed.. Then I thought about doing nursing but been in the hospital so many times I decided not to because I knew I would have problems aswell if I am was able to finish my career once I got to work been around infections and other sick patients wouldn’t be secure for me so I left that idea too.. sickle cell changes your life for sure is all I can say…</p>October 11, 2020 at 8:40 am #15890Michael QuadriModerator
Hi Steve, thank you for sharing. I am happy that you have managed to find a schedule that works for you. Being a barber seems very cool especially with the flexibility of being able to work with a schedule that best suits you. A barber is really a mans best friend so I can only imagine how many people confide in you on a day to day basis.
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