Mar 05, 2013 - 4:35 pm
Ok just thought I would throw this out there and see what I got back.
My original diagnosis was almost 6 years ago. I was a stage 3C. After 4 months off for surgery and recovery I went back to work and other than chemo days - never missed a day. Well got through chemo then a few months later got laid off. I was fortunate to pick a nice work from home gig (same field) and have managed to pull work out of them for the past 4 years. Well that is coming to and end and I really need to find something to do. Contract opportunities (especially from home) are almost nonexistent in my line of work. I am married and could not work if I had to. I am on my husbands insurance and keeping a roof over my head and food on the table are not riding on this. But I have always worked and make pretty nice money - not sure I am ready to give that up!
I had a second interview with a company today and I am fairly confident I am going to get an offer. I am currently on Doxil for my second reoccurence. After 3 treatments my tumor maker is down from 190 to 179. I feel ok and am handling the doxil pretty well. I go to the doctor 2xs a month - once for lab work and again for treatment (about 1/2 a day)
The guys that runs this company and I run in a lot of the same professional circles - we've both been in the business in this area for over 20 years. Lots of people in the industry know my history. So if he doesn't know it would not be hard for him to find out really.
So the $64,000 question is what do I say and when? Or do I keep my mouth shut?
Would also be intersted in hearing others experiences. I can certainly understand the employers position - if I had two candidates who were equalily qualified in every way - but one of them had cancer ..............