07 May 2008

best boss ever, part two

by the end of next week, i will be very close to running out of sick days for the year. my boss and i have been trying to figure out how to make this work - with a potentially messy recovery, follow-up appointments and treatment options that could put me under, i may need a whole lot more of them too.

by the way, possible treatments at present do NOT include radiation or chemotherapy. my doctor (bio here, in case you're curious) has said that interferon and use of a melanoma vaccine are more likely as initial post-surgical options.

i haven't worked here long enough to get disability. and it would suck to use my vacation days when i'm stuck in my bed with a hip-to-ankle leg brace or dealing with the flu-like symptoms that are a common adverse effect of interferon injections.

so today my boss started investigating transferring her sick days to me! and it looks like it's actually going to work. man, they take good care of me here.

my to-do list is growing faster than i check things off and i feel like my head is going to explode. also feeling explodey is my lymph node which feels like it has grown faster and firmer and bigger in the past two weeks. you guys, it's gross.

but it's a sunny day and i have the best boss ever.


  1. So the big question is, will a musician on call play for you while you're at the hospital?

    Oh, and you obviously DO NOT work for Clear Channel. No way that sick day transferral would fly here. If it did, I would give you the 26 sick days I have accumulated.

  2. that is the most amazing thing i've ever heard... totally best boss ever!!

  3. Nice use of the word explodey.