The medical

It’s been a whirlwind couple of weeks. From my medicals, ongoing issues with securing the medical clearance and preparing for the interview, I’ve had little time to write. But here’s a quick update to let you know where we are up to.

The medical was completed on September 28. Nicole’s was (unsurprisingly) perfect, but my medical revealed undiagnosed hypertension. While that in itself wasn’t enough for refusal, the doctor determined that I needed to have treatment to show it was being managed. Once that was done, she said she’s have no problem approving me.

I dutifully booked an appointment for the next day, got some medication and booked blood tests and a follow up appointment three weeks later. Assuming that was all under control I turned my attention to the upcoming interview.

That was until I got a phone call just a few days before our interview. It was from the doctor, asking why I hadn’t completed my blood tests? Despite promising that starting a treatment program would be enough to show I was receiving treatment, she now said I needed to show that I was getting the tests… and she wanted a new blood pressure reading to show I was taking the medication.

In a blind panic, I was waiting at the medical centre before they opened the next day. I had my tests, got my blood pressure taken and asked if that would be all that was needed. I was assured it was.

Then this morning, on the Monday before our Tuesday appointment I got another phone call. “Okay, I’m happy to approve your medical. I’ll put it in the post this afternoon”.

I had to explain that my interview was tomorrow, so I would pick up the results on the way home from work… just hours before the interview. It was close, but they are now in my hot little hands. Now to focus on the main event… the interview. I can’t imagine there’ll be much sleeping tonight, but I’m ready and raring to make this happen.

I’ll let you know how I go.


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