dilatante - I think by lifting, you mean heavy patients, correct? Not just medical supplies, pans, tubing, etc but heavy, heavy people. I have a sister-in-law who's a nurse who has really messed up her back over the years, since as a general rule we now have an obesity problem in the country. She's in constant pain because her job is now so physical. When she started out in nursing people didn't weigh as much as they do now (2009).
Perhaps I'm off base but the minute I read your reply, I thought of how demanding a nurse's job is now.
- Diagnosed with rectal cancer, April 1999 - Stage I, no treatment necessary
(5 hour colon resection: 90% sigmoid removed, 15 inches of colon removed, gall bladder removed, given temporary colostomy)
- Colostomy reversal, June 1999
- Left with IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's every day
- On a low residue diet at least 75% of the time
- Takes Colace 50 mg each evening
All in all I do okay, I just use the bathroom A LOT! But I survived and beat cancer!