Finally got a primary offer ^_^


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  • #1421

    TheORKINMan
    Participant

    Just wanted to share with anyone still roaming here that gave me good info. Been trying since 2010 and finally got a primary position! Now just gotta hope I can pass all of the PQ stuff!

    #11820

    skua77
    Keymaster

    Great news…do fill us in about the gig and your progress jumping through the hoops!

    #11821

    TheORKINMan
    Participant

    Wintering over at South Pole my first time down! I’m a bit nervous about the Pole PQ simply because I’m a rather large fellow both in height and weight who is a T2 diabetic. I’m not so much worried about the blood test results/physical as I get most of the stuff they test for checked quarterly as is and I’m well within the normal ranges even for someone without diabetes and I spend time hiking at altitude ~8000 feetish already. My position is a desk job so I’m hoping being a big guy won’t be an issue as long as my other numbers check out.

    #11822

    Sciencetech
    Keymaster

    Congrats on the offer.

    AKAIK, size and weight don’t matter. What’s important is your overall health, so the numbers gotta be okay.

    #11823

    TheORKINMan
    Participant

    That makes me feel a little bit better 🙂 I’ll keep you guys updated!

    #11824

    TheORKINMan
    Participant

    Got my lab results back today. Everything was fine except triglycerides which were a little high. Hoping that’s not something they are picky on!

    #11825

    Sciencetech
    Keymaster

    Yay! Hard to say how picky they will be.

    A lot of people have high cholesterol. If it’s only a little bit elevated it probably won’t be a problem. Really high levels can be a PQ show-stopper.

    #11826

    TheORKINMan
    Participant

    Nah my total cholesterol is great 130ish. Ldl is 60ish so both are way into the good side of the range. Triglycerides we’re 175ish which according to most sites is in the borderline high range

    #11827

    Congrats! I bet you are really excited and I know it must feel amazing. Wintering over?? So you’ll go down soon and stay down for the whole year, am I reading that right? Ha ha, what’s your address, I’ll send you some apples (they keep!)

    #22083

    TheORKINMan
    Participant

    Yep. November to November. I’m not sure apples is a good idea. They may keep but for 4+ weeks?

    #22084

    TheORKINMan
    Participant

    Meh now I’m worried. My doctor did a precautionary treadmill cardio stress test that came back all good. But my sonogram came back with “small mobile echogenic areas”. They won’t say they are stones but my doctor wants me to redo it in three weeks. If they turn out to be stones I’m pretty sure they make you remove the gallbladder for that and we’d be well into September before I could get that done :\

    #22090

    TheORKINMan
    Participant

    Just giving one more update. I’m on my way in a few weeks! Cleared all the hurdles and I’m heading to the ice this season! Super stoked!

    #22091

    Sciencetech
    Keymaster

    Yay! Congrats! (Where’s the ‘like’ button on this board?)

    You’re going to have an amazing time. Safe journeys!

    #22092

    skua77
    Keymaster

    Yes! Congratulations on getting through all of the hoops. Great times are ahead…

    #22093

    gosouth
    Participant

    Congrats! I am wintering at Pole this year as well. I’ve been trying since 2009. Just got to Denver for training today. I’m guessing I’ll meet you soon.

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