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This Open Thread is Up in the Air

As I’m writing this, I’m about to head to the airport for a few days of house hunting in a city I’ve never even been to. Eep!

Take me away, Lenny!

By [E] Hillary

Hillary is a giant nerd and former Mathlete. She once read large swaths of "Why Evolution is True" and a geology book aloud to her infant daughter, in the hopes of a) instilling a love of science in her from a very young age and b) boring her to sleep. After escaping the wilds of Waco, Texas and spending the next decade in NYC, she currently lives in upstate New York, where she misses being able to get decent pizza and Chinese takeout delivered to her house. She lost on Jeopardy.

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I have an interview tomorrow. The temp agency I interviewed with last week got me in touch with this company. I’m super nervous as I’ve never been great with interviews so I’m sitting here with my typed answers to possible interview questions and practicing. I did a phone interview with the company this morning and I don’t think it went as well as it could have (I was too vague with some answers).

Just wanted to share a happy “fat person goes to the ER” story since we don’t see them often. I’m 5’7″, ~300lbs, have slightly elevated blood pressure, but no other co-morbids typically associated with people my size. Monday night I thought I was having a heart attack (classic women’s symptoms, minus actual pain and tightness). Turns out I’m ok. Every test they ran came back great, and my heart is in pretty decent shape (yay!). Here’s the REALLY happy part – not once did a tech, nurse, or doctor mention my weight. I was totally prepared for the lecture, but it wasn’t even alluded to. Not a single one of them made me feel bad about myself, or like an idiot for going to the ER for essentially a dehydration fueled anxiety attack. Good medical care without being shamed – it’s possible!

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