While there are endless career possibilities to explore after you complete school, I'm afraid that you will have to "pay your dues" through school and clinical. There is no way around the fact that nursing is both physically and emotionally challenging but as you indicated, the perks can certainly offset the drawbacks. You can make it through this and be just fine. I know a number of nurses who have fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome and they manage. Keep us posted on your plans.