Indie Cooper-Guzman, RN, blogs at WebMD:
Several years ago while working in long term care, I suffered a lifting accident that changed my life forever...I remember what it was like when I realized my life would never be "normal" again. I would never do bedside nursing again. The doctor told me it would be too much of a risk to do any lifting, pushing or pulling over 10 lbs or remain on my legs for extensive periods of time. I was devastated. I had spent so much time and commitment learning and becoming a good nurse and now it was all over...She learned to cope and adapt. How? She tells us, here.