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I have spent a great deal of my life battling illness. I suffered from Crohn's Disease and eventually had abdominal surgery, thwarting the Crohn's and budding cancer cells. Since my surgery in 1995 I have been relatively free from Crohns', although I had several subsequent surgeries related to my ileostomy..When my disease was in remission, I don't think my husband realized how bad it could get, but he has stood by me. I also have suffered from various autoimmune disorders and am diagnosed with Stage IV Kidney Disease. Fortunately, I am maintaining and do not need dialysis at this point. We adopted our son and later found out he had cerebral palsy, so he became my career. Dan has had two surgeries and tons of therapy and is able to walk because of it. He is a college graduate and is employed as an Information Specialist. We are very proud of his accomplishements. I am now part of the retired generation and still getting used to the idea. I do enjoy crafting, traveling and being with family and friends. I am active in my church and feel that the hardships we endure are there to build our faith. I like to live life in the "now" as we never know how much time is left.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Job Interview and More

Yesterday I had a job interview.  I decided to wear my navy pants with a flowered cardigan as I feel comfortable in that, and if I wanted to be confident, I had to be comfortable. 

Was I confident?  Somewhat, and somewhat nervous.  I interviewed for an hour with Human Resources and then was sent to the clinic for a second interview.  The good news is that the interviewer was a RN that I worked with back in the days.  So, at least there is no prejudice against age, as we are about the same age.  The position includes registration, scheduling, and the switchboard.  They mix it up and I would work one station one day, another the next.  I am scheduled to job shadow on 11/4.  I imagine I will hear the results some time around then.

I went to seem Mom.  She is wanting to get better, although in her words, will never be A-OK again.  She wants to get her hair done, get her meds back and get rid of the catheter!  She wants to walk and join in the dining room.  We are very pleased with Mom's change of attitude.

4 comments:

Gill - That British Woman said...

a very positive post on the job front and on your mother as well.

Gill in Canada

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

It sounds like your interview went very well! I am glad that for now things are turning around.

Debbi@SheAccessorizesWell said...

Good luck on your job.
It sounds like your Mom is adjusting well and that is great news.

Sandie said...

Positivity!
Glad your Mom is feeling more like joining in!

Good luck with the job!

Sandie xx