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6/23/08 4:17 P

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TRAINOF4,
Have you thought of home health care? You would have our time broken up with sitting in your car driving between the different homes.

Have a TERRIFIC day!
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6/23/08 8:58 A

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Hmmm, let me look into this one. We have a respiratory therapist at our facility who now does pacemaker checks. It is a Monday to Friday type of job and there is definitely clinical contact but I really don't see her doing a lot of running around. That I think is a possibility.
We have others who just work in the pulmonary function lab doing all the PFT's. There is standing and sitting involved there. Is that an option?
If you are looking for a career change, let me think some more about that. It would be a shame not to use the skills you have-maybe just add new skills to what you have.
Good luck and I hope you find something you will love

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6/22/08 11:25 P

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I know I've posted this before - but I want to ask this question again, because there's always new people joining on.

Up until this July 07 I was a respiratory therapist. My knees went bad and I finally had to have reconstructive surgery on my left knee, my right knee will follow. Additionally I have developed some serious spine issues including stenosis & neural impingement with disc degeneration.

SOOOOO - my question is, can other healthcare folks out there come up with some suggestions for work in healthcare that won't require me to lift & stand & walk constantly for Hhurs and hours? Yet perhaps will allow for at least SOME clinical contact?

I am willing to return to school, I'd prefer to move on to a master's as opposed to another BS or an associates or certificate. Thanks for any suggestions out there!

Stay calm and carry on.
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