Post # 1
OK!! First of all I’d like to introduce myself…
My name is Kayla and my SO is Joseph. We’ve dated for 2 happy years and I think he’s getting ready to pop the big question (shhh) I can’t hardly contain my excitement! How do I know you say? Well I opened my yahoo on MY computer and he logged on last..and never logged back off and I saw the subject heading ZALES confirmation receipt. Don’t worry I didn’t look!!! But I’m kinda sad that I found it accidently.. Anyways, he recently joined the Air Force, but is waiting to go to training, it’s a longgg wait and I’m in school to be a Surg. tech. Ok, so the thing I am worked up about is….
1. Joseph got a job at a hospital to do some IT work. He had to get a routine TB test and it came back positive… (dr says it’s inactive in his body so it’s not contageous and it’s basically as if he doesn’t have it) now I’m worried that he won’t be able to get this amazing job offer and we wouldn’t know what to do… I’m unemployeed (lost job due to crappy economy) :/
2. Now I’m worried that if he doesn’t get this job he may have to take the ring back..I can’t say anything to him bc he doesn’t know that I know. I mean I’m not trying to be selfish at ALL I’d completely understand if he had to take the ring back. It just sucks.
3. I’m looking for a good job for me but well…ya know how that goes these days….
It may not seem like alot to you Bees but I feel the stress weighing me down.. I just had to get this out :/ any advice ladies would be great!!!!
Post # 3
I work in a hospital setting and I have minimal patient contact, but they wouldn’t fire me/not hire me if my TB test came back positive. There are lots of people with positive TB tests. Some due to the vaccine avalible, and some were exposed but never contracted.
I think for him being in IT he will have minimal to no patient contact. The hospital just has to know to keep it in his file, but his hiring should not be dependent on the test.
Hope This Helps
Post # 4
Having a positive TB test means nothing. I always test positive for TB and I worked in nursing for years! They just had to do a chest xray every time I tested positive to make sure it wasn’t really TB.
Post # 5
Having a potistive TB test really doesn’t mean much. The TB vaccine is given routinely in many other countries around the world…the U.S. doesnt offer it, I suspect, because it would cost too much money to give everyone a chest x-ray…he needs a chest x-ray to see if there are any whitened, condensed areas indicating an active infection. They can also do a sputum sample as well. No worries.
Post # 6
He went into the e.r. today because where the injection was given it became red and swollen. So he had a chest xray and no signs of tb in the lungs. We go back tomorrow to find out if it was an allergic reaction or something else. Thanks for the reassurance!
Post # 7
@MissNumbers: Thank you so much! This made both me and my SO feel alot better 🙂