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Artickat
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   Posted 1/14/2010 7:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone! I hope you are all doing well. I have a question...I have just started my first semester of Nursing. We do not actually start our clinical for another 2 weeks but we meet at the school right now instead. On Tuesdays I have clinical 7-1 and Wednesdays 7-3:50. Last night when I got home the whole way from my knee to my toes were red hot and hurting like....heck?...lol By the time I got in bed, I felt like I was going to die. I'm wondering if any of you could give me some helpful tips as to what to do to deal with the pain so I can get through school. I just don't know what I am going to do once clinicals start. I am going to be on my feet from 7-1 and just don't know if I have started something I'm not going to be able to finish...my house needs cleaned...the kids need taken care of...the dogs are still causing problems...and the list goes on.

MJLD
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   Posted 1/14/2010 7:50 AM (GMT -7)   
ArticKat,

Bless your heart! I know how clinicals are...been there done that! Is the redness and pain on both sides? Have you done this before? I would suggest you put a quick call in to your rheumy.

I would also highly recommend you wear support hose and have a really good pair of shoes. You are going to have to majorly prioritize and enlist the help of family and friends to get it all done! Hang in there! You're going to love being a nurse! Judy

Artickat
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   Posted 1/14/2010 7:59 AM (GMT -7)   
MJLD,

Hi! Yes it was on both sides...kinda in blotches here and there. I have had this happen many times before. It happens when I over do it...haha The problem I am facing right now is, I am between doctors. The one I had was refusing to treat me because of my age and I have been referred to John's Hopkins which is going to be great...I hope but for right now I am filling out all the paperwork and waiting for an appointment which I am told could take awhile to get.

And...I am definitely getting a better pair of shoes this weekend!! Thank you!

MJLD
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   Posted 1/14/2010 11:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Uuggghhh! Not good! Girl, you better put those feet up this weekend and rest as much as possible! Take care of yourself! Judy

redrose77
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   Posted 1/14/2010 12:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I would suggest a call to your pcp you really should have your leg veins checked out just to be safe. I am not a medical professional but a concerned person with some experience. I would definately invest in support hose if I were you they can be expensive but will help keep the blood moving.
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Weleetka
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   Posted 1/15/2010 7:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Artikat... I did hair for 15 years.. was on my feet ... the last three years I worked... I struggled with pain in my feet and legs... I didn't have the red splotches....but I had the heat and pain... I would take the hottest bath I could stand and somehow.. I was able to go back to work the next day... at night... I would be dragging again... just soak in hot water...and see if it helps....
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