I feel like I wil have CANCER stamped on my forehead if I try and have an interview. I still stumble and stutter when I meet someone new and they "wonder what I do". When I tell them I'm an artist they always want to know, "do I make my living that way". And every time I'm not sure how to say, I've been knocked off my feet for the last 5 years due to having cancer and a bone marrow transplant.
There is always the caught in the headlights kind of look and the awkwardness that follows. They try and not let it show while I answer about some of the things I've been doing since then, which is what they asked about, and then the conversation trails off.
I let them meander away and then always wonder what I should have said instead. I somehow foresee this as how an interview would go. The interviewer feeling sorry or freaked about me.