Geez does my back hurt. Its my lower back, and its throbbing pain. Is it my kidneys? Maybe they're bored and asking for friends. Perhaps sometime in the near future I can introduce a new kidney to them that they've never met before..? :)
Transplant is hopefully only a few weeks away. Since I passed the NKE, my plans are to go to school on a part time basis and look for full time work @ the bank I work for in a HR position. It is important for me to get some HR experience so that I can submit my experience to the HRPA after 5 years. They will review my qualifications, then decide if I am able to obtain the title of CHRP (Certified Human Resources Professional). I was happy and sad at the same time about 2 weeks ago when I went online and saw what was essentially my dream job posting online. It was an HR Coordinator position in the same building that I work in. the job duties are exactly what I'm looking for. The only slight thing that I would change is the fact that it is a contract position, whereas the job I have right now (not an HR job) is a permanent position. My resume is up to date and ready to be submitted...but I cannot. I am waiting for a transplant.
The kidney transplant is obviously more important that any job at this point in time. The kidney transplant will put me in a position where I'll actually be able to wake up each morning to go to work and not worry about disconnecting myself from a dialysis machine. I just wish that there was a way that I could do both. It's not everyday that the perfect job posting in the perfect location comes up. Well, I'm sure a wealth of opportunity will be available to me once I'm transplanted, healthy, and happy.
I put the word "ethics" in this post's title. I did this because I know some people, knowing that they were going to have another commitment (ie. surgery) would still apply for their "dream" position, get the job, then 2 weeks they would be attending to their other commitment. To me, that is unethical. I just cannot wait for this transplant to happen so I can go on doing the things that I want and the things that I love.