some help with a desision

hey guys, can you help me?

I have this reoccuring knee injury, its a soft tissue injury. the xray didn't show anything. But the intense pain just comes back again and again.

well, I got accepted to school to study to become a pca [personal care assistant] its asisted living support staff for hospitals and old age homes. The cost is $4000, but with my knee, I don't know if I should.

I can't stand or walk right. Well I walk with a limp. I am wondering if I should go to school or not? what happens if I need to get surgry or not?

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6 replies since 18th April 2009 • Last reply 18th April 2009

something like this http://www.boots.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10052&productId=7756&callingViewName=&langId=-1&catalogId=11051 or this http://www.boots.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10052&productId=25131&callingViewName=&langId=-1&catalogId=11051 might help? you've had an xray so have been around doctors and they haven't suggested anything? In lessons will you be moving about much? Will it only be when work starts when the physical side will be in full swing?

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no, it will be physical all the time and I have a brace that I wear all the time

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I don't know Happy

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well, its hard for me to pick too. Its good money, but if I hurt myself on the job, then I am out of a job...and right now I like the idea of traveling, because my boyfriend hasn't been outside canada, and well, I would like to travel more before my leg gives out completly

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Is there not a similar sort of thing you can do that doesn't involve physical work? In the job my mum does, she goes to the houses of the people she supports (they're vulnerable adults, most of them have learning difficulties or mild physical disabilities) and helps them with everyday things like cooking meals, going food shopping, dealing with their finances, helping them plan trips out... things like that. If they need help with things like getting in the bath or other things that require physical help, separate carers come in (I think that's the kind of thing you would be doing if you did this course?). So yeah, if you want to do something along that line of work but don't want to put too much strain on your knee then maybe something like the job my mum does would be more suited for you.

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This can be a very hard desicion but in truth if you working in a hospital or nursing home your going to have to be on your feet all the time and could have to help lift people i know both my Parents are CNA's and my dad has bad knees (2 metal knee caps from motorcycle accidents) and it just keeps getting harder for him to work is there anything else you want to do that you could got to school for

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