How often do you stay home?

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   Posted 1/7/2008 5:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm not exactly the hardest worker in the world but I like my job. I often end up staying home about 3-4 times a month due to exhaustion or just not feeling well. I normally try to not let things get to me when it comes to being ill.. I really do feel guilty when I end up staying home.. I even feel guilty when I spend a lot of time going to the bathroom while I'm at work...

How often do you end up staying home because of this??
25 years old
Diagnosed 9/06 with Pancolitis. The diagnosis was changed 9/20/07 to Crohn's disease.
Located in my large intestines, stomach, and mouth.
Asacol 3 3x's a day reinstated 9/20/07
Methylpred 40 mg a day.

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   Posted 1/7/2008 6:11 PM (GMT -6)   
For me it depends on if I'm in a flare or not but I guess on average I miss 1 day of work a month due to my CD. I love my job too but sometimes I feel so awful I just can't go in...thankfully my sup'v is awesome and never makes a fuss. I have been there almost 6 years now so they cut me some slack. I feel guilty when I have to miss work but I am working hard on realizing I need to take care of me in order to do the best job at work that I can, if that means missing some days then so be it. The place won't burn down without me :)
Marci, 38 years young, Rockledge, FL
Dx with Crohn's disease March 2006
Currently on bi-weekly Humira, daily 6mg Entocort, daily 2-3x 5mg hydrocodone (for pain), and daily 75mg Effexor,
plus 3x per day heavy iron supplements for anemia,
calcium supplement, daily multi-vitamin,
Lasix as needed for ankle/feet swelling
Self-proclaimed "recluse"  do to CD  ;)

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   Posted 1/7/2008 8:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I no longer work. But when I did it depended on if I was in a flare or not. I could go a year without taking time off due to Crohn's. At the end before I decided to stay home I was taking time off every month. Usually 1-2 days a month.
After that I landed myself in the hospital. When I was released I quit because how bad off I was and the doctor advised I stay as stress free as possible. I'm a lot healthier now that I'm not working.

Diagnosed with mild Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Currently taking Asacol and Questran.

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   Posted 1/7/2008 9:42 PM (GMT -6)   
90% of the time. For me, going out is an achievement. I don't have a paid job - can't.

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   Posted 1/7/2008 10:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Not really as issue for me I work from home, I do however need a second bathroom, not much dignity having to crap in a bucket over the Xmas period when we had a houseful.

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   Posted 1/8/2008 11:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Generally 1 day/month for me.  Ironically, I am off today due to stomach flu...bad burning and absolutely liquid stool...(sorry)
dx Crohn's in 2004 at 37 years old.
3600 mg Asacol/day since dx.
Mild/frequent symptoms...fever, d, headaches, cramps.

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   Posted 1/8/2008 11:37 AM (GMT -6)   
1 day a month, maybe. Unfortunately, I have to suffer through cause I need to take time off for the kids when they are sick too. I wish I could work from home sometimes because I do have some really rough days.


Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 On 150mg Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & Entocort (take zofran for nausea now)

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma

Also have Arthritis, and feel like I am falling apart sometimes...

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