Safe to return to work as floor nurse after mastectomy and lymphedema
Set to return to work after left mastectomy and axillary dissection, I am scared that returning to work as a nurse, scared of accidental injury to my left arm, needle stick, scratch from patient etc. Are my fears valid? Do I need to look for a another job? Can I still safely work as a nurse ? My anxiety is rising and at the same time working as a nurse has always been my passion, I love my job.I miss the patients , my coworkers! Cancer has taking so much already, and I worked so hard to make the dream of being a nurse come true.