I just wanted to post on here because I am proud of how far I have come since my aneurysm.
I feel that my family/friends have all moved on as if it was just a little hiccup. I am still in a bit of shock that this happened to me and I am still here reaching my goals today. I feel that you all will understand my sense of accomplishment.
I am halfway through my Bachelor's degree of nursing, starting my third year in the fall. Being a nurse has been my dream since I started post secondary. I was working on my first year when my aneurysm ruptured during final exam week. I was not able to write my exams and was afraid this ruined my chance of becoming a nurse as I was left with some deficits. I fought hard to recover and took my exams just a few short months after my rupture so I could stay on track.
My deficits have healed and others I have learnt to live with, I am doing very will in my program. I am so motivated and inspired to be the best nurse I can be because of this experience. I am so proud of myself. I remember lying in my hospital bed with excruciating pain and feeling defeated. Not anymore.
Now, I am beside people in their time of need providing comfort and support, advocating in their best interest. I work hard because I care about my patients and I want the best for them.
I think about how nurses are often referred to as "angels". It is a blessing and a miracle that I am here and healthy and I truly believe there is a reason for that...
Please feel free to share your goals and accomplishments, or anything you are proud of :)
Thanks for reading & sharing....