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lost in philly
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   Posted 7/24/2009 3:15 PM (GMT -6)   
So I feel like I just climbed Mt. Everest. So tired and elated that it is over! What a goofball I am, but this dd just really gets ya in the ol self esteem and it is hard to then go out there and sell yourself to get a job...even if it is one of the easiest jobs out there as it is in this case! lol Eesh.

I did pretty well not getting too nervous even though there was 3 of them sitting there for the interview (mom, dad and the blind son who would be the client). Luckily they were all very nice and had a good sense of humor which helps everything! I have a really good resume and I knew I would be over qualified for caring for their son but I also knew I would need to explain why I hadnt been teaching for the past year...clearly I havent been soaking up the sun in the Bahamas! (I wish!)

So I just said that I had a neuro-muscular illness and that I was taking time off. When it felt like the father was pushing it a bit I just said that I needed time to get my medications stabilized but that everything was just fine. But the real shocker was the mother hooked right on and said, "Neuro-muscular? Oh you mean fibromyalgia? My aunt has that!" (Which she says she "cured" by having a baby. So I guess I know what I am doing tonight! LOL) And that was that, she didnt even flinch and she wasnt even worried about my ability to care for her son.

So thank you guys for your advice to be honest!!! I think it was the way to go and it did give us something in common to talk about! How would you ever guess! And from there we could both talk about how me and her son both just wanted to get out of the house and wouldnt it be fun if we could go on walks together etc etc. So it turned it really well.

Thanks for all your help & support!!!
lost in philly

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   Posted 7/24/2009 3:52 PM (GMT -6)   

Good job!  And have fun tonight...tee hee!  I knew there was a cure out there somewhere!



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   Posted 7/24/2009 5:03 PM (GMT -6)   
OMG, since all my eggs are rotten I'm going to have invetro and get pregnant so I will be cured. Oh wait a minute, I would have to raise another child, no think I will wait for a better cure.
Lost, I think we all had more confidence in you than you did. When will you know if you got the job???
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   Posted 7/24/2009 5:31 PM (GMT -6)   
See....I knew you would do well.  It's amazing how much we worry about things that never happen!
You mean I have to join now?  smhair
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   Posted 7/24/2009 7:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad everything went good during the interview!!

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   Posted 7/26/2009 1:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I think what you're doing is so cool.
I had a neuropsych exam on Fri.  I think there are major holes in my memory etc.  Since I think I'll be reinventing myself, your experience with this has a been a little inspirational for me.
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   Posted 7/26/2009 1:15 PM (GMT -6)   
OK, let me see if I have this right.... idea Pregnancy cures fibro!??! Then why do so many of us who have kids still have fibro?? I understand that often pregnancy will make fibro symptoms ease up or disappear during and shortly after pregnancy but they always do return. BUT...maybe there is something to be said for this idea. If nothing else we will get some benefits of serotonin while "trying"...but I'm thinking when I bring this up with hubby, who turns 60 in Sept, he's going to react one of two ways. He'll either laugh hysterically...OR...all I will see of him is his hinney as he runs out the door and into the woods!

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