Good News Bad News

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I got a job!

Being unemployed since mid-January has been trying. Looking for a job is literally the worst job I have ever had. (Working retail might have been worse.) This economy does not make it easy. Many listings have a long list of job duties coupled with a very small salary because so many people are out of work. It is so frustrating to send out resume after resume and hear nothing back.

My last job had a 60 mile a day commute. With gas prices what they are,  plus my sanity of driving through a tourist mecca, I wanted something closer to home.  I am so lucky that everything came together and I found a job with a 20 minute commute.

I know J is relieved because with him going to school full time, we really cannot afford for me to be out of work.

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I start next week and I really couldn’t be happier.

The bad news is from a recent appointment with my Endocrinologist. My blood work was great (thyroid, glucose, and cortisol levels) as it has been for the last year. The issue is that I still have a nodule on my thyroid that is active. When you do the RAI, it typically kills all thyroid function. Mine did not.

The doctor decided to look at my nodule with an ultrasound and noticed that instead of one that I had six months ago. I now have two. It is most likely nothing but he suggested I have a biopsy to rule out cancer. Most nodules are not cancer. Thyroid cancer is very treatable but I am still freaked out. I thought that minus the regular blood work, I was done with dealing with thyroid issues.

So there it is, some really good news and some news that is probably going to be fine.

18 thoughts on “Good News Bad News

  1. I was just about to write the same exact comment as Katy! But I’m SOOOOO happy that you not only got a job but it’s a much better commute. Hooray for no more resumes!

    Really sorry about the ongoing health issues. As you said, it will probably be fine but that’s still a really scary thing to wait out. Thinking of you …
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  2. Congratulations on finding a job! I was out of work for 2.5 years, so finding one so quickly (and closer to home!) is awesome!! It must be nerve wracking to hear you need a biopsy. Sending positive vibes that it’s nothing series.
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    • Thanks!

      I hear you on the long term unemployment. My husband was out of work for a year and a half before he started school. Being unemployed for that long is really difficult. Glad you’re working now!
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