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You know the old saying that goes something like I felt bad for the boy who had no shoes until I met another boy who had no feet? Well just to make you feel better I can tell you that I’m an Orthopedic Surgeon who had a stroke soon after I graduated. My whole right side is paralyzed. So I can never be a Surgeon. I still have to pay back my college loans. This probably should’ve been a separate FML. Those loans will never be paid back.

OP, communicate with an attorney. You may have a significant claim for insurance or whoever was liable for the accident.

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jfigley 5

Hearing aid???

Depending on damage done to inside the ear, hearing aids might be comepletely useless..

cochlear implants might be the solution, but I'm no doctor.

that's awful and disappointing, but there are still areas your services are badly needed. you just need to change trajectory slightly.

OP, communicate with an attorney. You may have a significant claim for insurance or whoever was liable for the accident.

Agreed, I can here to say that long term impairments that impact your ability to work definitely are something that insurance should be liable for, depending on limits and whether it was your fault or their.

Get certified in sign language and add that to your degree.

Yes, and you can still translate documents.

You know the old saying that goes something like I felt bad for the boy who had no shoes until I met another boy who had no feet? Well just to make you feel better I can tell you that I’m an Orthopedic Surgeon who had a stroke soon after I graduated. My whole right side is paralyzed. So I can never be a Surgeon. I still have to pay back my college loans. This probably should’ve been a separate FML. Those loans will never be paid back.

can't you go back and redo your residency? as a recent grad should be able to re apply and get a 6 figure job within 2-6 years depending on the specialty.

as most said, claim damages. That aside, you can still look into jobs translating scripts/documents and into learn sign language. It sure messed up your plans, but you can pivot and still make something much better then most people out there.

well u could learn sign language and translate that for ppl u could still b a huge help and it doesnt take away from the profession u wanted from the start. May not be wat u wanted but you will still b able to help with translating. I hope u feel better soon and that ur ear heals and that the doctor was wrong n that u will get ur hearing bak. stay strong!

You can still translate documents (into your mother tongue). You can do this!!!!!