Hi Brian, there are many good strategies for dealing with the external world. Two are; a) you play all your cards close to your vest because the world is a hostile place and if the "enemy" has knowledge they'll use it against you, and b) you share
openly with all because people are basically good and the more they know about
you, the more they can help you.
The trick, of course, is a balance between "a" and "b" and then making adjustments for specific situations.
I'd suggest that you not bring it up in a first interview --- unless it just seems the right thing to do with a particular person --- but not go beyond a second interview without putting it on the table. Also, before putting it out, I think it would be better to know exactly what treatment you're going to do and what time impact that will have on your availability.
Also, don't let a desire to take a "perfect" job influence your treatment decision. Surgery may require a longer time off, radiation may mess up part of a day for weeks --- go for the treatment you feel is right for you, not the one you think will fit best with a job.
Sometimes the wisdom of my advice amazes even me --- and I'm used to my wonderfulness (and modesty.)
Sheldon AKA Sleepless
Age 67 in Apil '09 at news of 4 of 12 cores positive T2B and Gleason 3 + 3 and 5% to 25% PSA 1.5
Re-read of slides in June said Gleason 3 + 4 same four cores 5% to 15%
June 29 daVinci prostatectomy, Dr. Eric Estey, at Royal Alexandra Hospital Edmonton one night stay
From "knock out" to wake up in recovery less than two hours. Actual surgery 70 minutes
Flew home to Winnipeg on July 3 after 5 nights in Ramada Inn --- perfect recovery spot!
Catheter out July 9
Final pathology is 3 + 4 Gleason 7, clear margins, clear nodes, T2C, sugeron says report is "excellent"
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues.
Oct 31st padless 24/7
First post op PSA Sept 09 less than 0.02
PSA on Oct 23, 2009 less than 0.02
PSA on Jan 8, 2010 less than 0.02
PSA on April 9, 2010 less than 0.02
PSA on July 9, 2010 (one year) less than 0.02