Thanks, Sarita, that is good advice. I worked with kids in that position too, and when I was hurt it was on the job, which at the time was with developmentally disabled adults. I miss my work so much, it still can bring tears to my eyes when I think of the great clients I had to leave behind.
I hope I find an employer willing to take me on, since my back injury took me out of work for almost 2 years now, and the IBS is a constant ongoing problem. I'll be honest with them, and hope for the best.
Good luck in medical school. Working with the kids will easily prepare you, without a doubt. I had been hoping to work as a nurse for the developmentally disabled. That would have been so wonderful! But, maybe I can volunteer in the future, or perhaps I'll get well enough to pursue a nursing career in the future.
Diagnosed with IBS in 2006
IBS symptoms since 1998
Chronic Back Injury since 2005
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