I'm 19 years of age and have been accepted to start my nurse (adult branch) training in March 16. I've always wanted to work in healthcare since a young age and I am over the moon to be accepted on to the course. I suffer with servere hypermobility (possibly Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome or another Connective Tissue Disorder awaiting further testing), which comes with chronic pain and currently struggle some days doing my current role as a HCA/ATO. I'm determined to get the career that I have always dreamed of, but I am a little concerned about whether I will be physically up to the demands of the course. My Rheumatologist has said that I am fine to go for the course and that I should (hopefully) not have too many problems. I'm just wondering if anybody has thought anything about a change in career path or how they have managed to cope long-term, I know everybody is different in just interested in other opinions.
Thank you x