When one door closes, another one opens. However, God is so gracious that He did not wait for the door to close. He already showed me a great opportunity while I was working as a “floater nurse”. On my third month, I received a message from a private tertiary hospital in Makati informing me about my pre-employment exam and interview. Without hesitation, I filed for resignation. I started processing all the needed requirement on October 2013 yet I was hired officially on Dec 16, 2013. Why? Because of the medical assessment.
It took me months to get a clearance. I was referred to a hematologist and urologist. I never knew that I had thalassemia until the hemoglobin electrophoresis result came out. Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder in which the body makes an abnormal form of hemoglobin. I have beta thalassemia and one risk factor is being an Asian. I thought I was going to have chelation therapy for that because that is what I recalled from college lectures however, my hematologist did not mention about the treatment. He advised me on low iron diet and thank God he gave me a clearance thereafter the consultation. For that reason, I was able to join the Batch 49, directly hired! Glory to God. All things really happen for a reason.
Below is the result of my latest CBC during my 2nd annual physical examination.