Friday, November 15, 2013

The Week that Was

Friday evening here at the Goldman house. We just ate some dinner and are now watching tv. Gracie is asleep between me and Leslie.  Today I had my interview for the mobility and healthy living program manager job.  It's a job I've been anticipating being available for a year now.  I'm pretty happy with my job, but for me this opportunity is worth making the change.

Anyhow, the interview was great. Very conversational.  I've had some horrible interview in my life, but this was pretty good.  So now I wait to hear the decision. Wait. Ugh. I'm not good with that.  Tonight I've got a fairly decent amount of anxiety.  Hopefully it'll calm down.

Interesting, though, is that I've had to do a lot of waiting over the past two years. Waiting, as in literally waiting in a doctor's office. Waiting, also as in waiting for test results.  I do a lot of blood work. I'm very aware of my numbers, so every couple of weeks I wait for my results. At this point I don't get overly anxious about what my numbers will look like.  Tonight my anxiety about this job is way more than it is when I do lab work.  On one hand it's annoying having this angst. But on the other hand, it's a good thing.  I am anxious about something not myeloma related.  I really didn't think about my myeloma much week. (Other than having to get a procrit shot this morning for my blood count).   

During my interview, myeloma wasn't on my mind.  I discussed the position with every intention of putting all I got into it. I'm more than 30 months into myeloma. But I'm leading a normal life. Just doing my thing.

This week was also the employee of the year lunch at work. I was one of eleven finalists. I thought I had a good chance of winning, but no such luck.  Nonetheless the nomination meant a lot to me, because, as I have mentioned before,  it means I am working and thriving and managing the big C.

And this week, I did get some lab results.. As I mentioned in a recent post, my creatinin is 3.44.. That's the lowest it has been in two and half years. The myeloma is still in check. Bravo.

I made it through the week. I had several big things happening this week. All seemed to go well. But now I have some waiting to do. Yuck.

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on being nominated for Employee of the Year! In a huge city entity like Long Beach, just being nominated is an outstanding compliment & recognition of your ability and passion for the job.


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