I went back to work last week after being gone for 4 months. I am an RN in the ICU of our hospital. It was scary to jump back into the stress and the fast-paced environment. My body did well, it was so much better working with my bag rather than running to the bathroom every five seconds with pain and worry that I wouldn't make it. I never realized how preoccupied I was with my own ill health, that my patients probably didn't get my full attention as they should.
Ironically, my first patient had a newly placed ileostomy and I was able to help him through it, having just gone through it myself. Funny how things work out sometimes. Life is funny isn't it?
Diagnosed Crohn's/Colitis 2003.
Subtotal Colectomy w/ Ileostomy May 16, 2007.
I'm off the meds!!