I have been recovering from surgery- I had a brain tumor removed 11 weeks ago. I am starting to feel a bit more like my old self- minus the raging headaches, LOL! Most of the incision is healed, except a tiny hole at the bottom, which STILL leaks.I am still on heavy antibiotics from the secondary infection I got- plain old staph thank goodness- and NOT MRSA! I am unable to return to work and will lose my job in 6 days because of it. (I am a Labor and delivery nurse by trade, and I know better than to walk into any hospital with an open wound, especially one that is a direct path to my brain. Not only could it make someone sick if even a trace of infection is left, I could pick up some very nasty germs myself. Had enough of being in hospitals thanks!) Even though this will cause my wife and I great difficulty- wondering how the bills will be payed, etc, I believe this is the Goddess' way of saying it is time to start a new page in the book of shadows of my life. I am still a bit down in the dumps though. I worked very hard a a single mother of three to get through nursing school by myself, and now this- coupled with a work sustained back injury, ( I had a laboring mom kick me across the room,) may mean I have to train for some sort of new job. 4 years of college down the drain it seems. I hope there is something new and exciting out there for me to do. I have been a Nurse for nine years and it has been my life- helping to heal, holding someone's hand as they pass into the Summerland, and bringng new lives into the world- sometimes literally if the doc doesn't get there in time! I am at a loss as to what to do next. Of course until I heal up all the way I am at a standstill- and that is not my style.That probably bothers me most, not being up to full steam. Anyone else out there had something similar?