It will probably be a little more difficult to teach children if you have to go to the bathroom all the time, unless you have a teacher's assistant at all times.
You could always teach at the college level, night school, or better yet, an online/distance educator.
Hello! I am currently in my fifth year as a High School English Teacher (best job in the world by the way) and have Crohn's. I was actually diagnosed during my Master's Program to get my teaching certificate. It was the most challenging thing I have ever encountered.
I have found that the more you explain to the students the more understanding they are. Same goes for administrators and coworkers. When I tell my students I am not feeling well they immediately become the most well-behaved and understanding individuals I have ever encountered. Becuase I took the time to explain the disease and symptoms to them they feel like they know me better and want to understand.
I have been getting Remicade infusions for the last four years every 8 weeks and have been feeling well about 90% of the time. The insurance through my school district has been amazing and I pay virutally nothing.
In education people tend to be understanding and open if you are willing to share with them. Do not give up your dream, because teaching is something that makes you and the world better.
Let me know if you have any questions.
Post Edited (FitzyK23) : 4/19/2008 6:19:13 PM (GMT-6)