Guest jaymenine Posted December 13, 2006 Share Posted December 13, 2006 Hello. My appointment with my new best friend the oncologist/pulmonologist is tommorrow morning. I have had a CT scan with contrast which I asked for of my primary care physician as I have been a smoker, was raised by two smokers, and knew I needed to quit. I thought perhaps a little fear of God would do it. Strangely, even when being summonded to be told I had a "nodule", I smoked. I am currently chewing gum and making deals with God. I am at my computer today preparing for the interview of my dreams. I don't interview well - I get nervous, try too hard and feel the need to sell myself. The VP for this prestigeous company and I really hit it off - if I had just met her, we'd be friends. So, with her I did well, although I threw all of the interview rules out the window as I was still so nervous I forgot them all. I'm worried about what to do - other than ask them when the next OR is available because I want this thing out of me immeadiately, so I took a break from studying up for the interview (which seems less important - perhaps a good thing?) and starting looking for real people instead of medical papers who could help ground my thoughts and came upon this site. But - I have a question - what if I get myself under control long enough (I really am an intelligent woman, just don't "test well") and get this job. It means moving, which menas changing doctors, which is okay, I suppose - The University of Denver is supposed to be good as well. But - do I tell these people? And if so - when? Clearly not on the interview on Friday. But, when and how? Also the job will involve a lot of travel - will that be a problem for me if I need chemo and rediation? And what about insurance? Will my new insurance cover me if I see the oncologist here - will I get turned down by my new employers policy as a "pre-existing condition"? I'm sorry to be the new guy rattling off a tome, but I'm alone on this one and trying to remain calm for my husband as I haven't involved him too much in any of this just yet. Besides, he couldn't answer any of this and would just worry himself into a stew. Thanks for taking the time to read this - and for living and sharing through this disease. I feel grateful not just for my own life, but for each of yours. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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