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Date Joined May 2005
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   Posted 7/18/2008 9:35 AM (GMT -6)   
I just spoke with someone who works 3 hours/ per day, 5 days a week for fed ex.  The hours are early early morning (like 4am to 7am) or later in the evening (5pm-8pm) etc.  His job involves loading and unloading the packages onto planes.  He gets benefits, PAID!!! I don't know if he has to pay a portion or not but we can add Fed Ex to the list that provides benefits to part time employees. 
26 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.

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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 7/18/2008 9:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for sharing that Fitzy, I think there are alot of folks who could definetly use that info.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 1642
   Posted 7/18/2008 12:52 PM (GMT -6)   
wow, that is good. Maybe I should work for Fedex? I could save on childcare :-)


Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 Started Humira June 2008 (have been on other cd meds)

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma

Diagnosed w/ General Anxiety Disorder in 2005- Effexor and now new med Clonazepam starting 7/18/08


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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 466
   Posted 7/18/2008 12:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Both Fed Ex and UPS do this (Starbucks too I believe) but FE and UPS are tough jobs. I had to quit after only a month at UPS because I couldn't handle having 70lb boxes thrown at me for 6 hrs straight.
Laurenne, 23 Student @ University of California, Davis.
Dx'd w/ IBS and CD in 2002
On Humira, Strattera, Zoloft, (Multivitamin, Flax Oil, and Omega complex when I remember.)

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