I know what you mean, Rhonda, I feel useless, I feel like a burden on my husband. Two doctors have told me to forget nursing ("no more pushing, no more pulling, no more lifting..."); well, you know we do a lot of that as nurses.
So I'm now considering going back to school to get my MA in counseling psych. I need to work, I want to work.
You know, interestingly, that both doctors warned me that if I go back to work it'll be just a matter of time before they fire me as now I'm a liability not an asset.... hhmmm. Well, I do know of 2 nurses who were fired because they were seriously injured at work, so the docs may be right after all... Have a feeling this is going to drag; wish me luck - I sure could use some!