Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Confirmed

Well, the only new thing I know re: my mom and her diagnosis is that they re-did the blood work and her WBCs came back at 96,000 this time. The doctor said that there is no doubt at all that she has Leukemia. She has to see a specialist and I'm still waiting to hear what type of Leukemia it is. I have a call out to her, but she has not called me back yet.

ION (in other news): I had to postpone my interview yesterday because I was totally exhausted from my weekend at work. It was unfreakin' believable at work Sunday. I got to bed around 2:30AM and, of course, Kevin woke up at 6. I called the new place and told her that I would come across as a babbling idiot if I showed up for an interview that day. Oh, yes I did.

So....I went this morning. They want to hire me. Alas, they can't afford me. The Personnel Manager said that "Corporate" was working on coming up with new pay rates. Yeah, they need to. They don't even come close to our STARTING rates, let alone someone with my experience. She looked so sad, I almost felt guilty. I told her to hold onto my application and give me a call if something happens. I'm glad I went, though. For one thing, I got to do an interview for the first time and got that out of the way. For another, I got to see how I'd be in an interview. I thought I'd be nervous, but I was very comfortable and confident. It was cool.

8 comments:

Baby John's Crib said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your mom, I'll keep her in my prayers.

See, now you've got the interview thing down pat, you'll rock the next place so much that they will offer you what you're worth with all the benefits to boot!

Donna said...

ugh. Praying for your Mommy and you.

Get some rest...if you can. Keep your strength up...if you can.

You have SO much on you right now...(((hugs))) my sweet friend!

Rhonda said...

So very sorry to hear of your mom's diagnosis. Hoping you hear of another job that can pay what you deserve!

Vanessa said...

I'll be lifting you and your mother up in my prayers!!

Lisa said...

Your whole family is in my prayers. My FIL lived with leukemia for over 18 years. I heard a bigwig doc from here at Ohio State (my FIl's oncologist, Dr. Byrd) on the news the other day saying he thinks there will be a cure for leukemia by 2012. There is so much hope right now with this type of cancer, I pray that your mother is one of the ones they can help and maybe even cure.

Terry said...

Oh Tam! I am so sorry about this! We're praying for you and your mom. Please keep us posted.

Pug & I said...

I'm sorry to hear about your mom - I will definitely be praying for her.

As for the job interview, that's great - definitely a confidence booster. I hope you find something soon!

Laurie said...

Just catching up on my blog reading.... I'm sorry to hear about your mom. hugs and prayers.