put CCFA board on resume????

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HabsHockeyFan
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   Posted 8/20/2008 1:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Similar to another poster, but it is related to a resume.  Would the average person know what CCFA is??  What do you think?
I recently decided to be a part of the local chapter board.  My husband thinks that I should include that on my resume.  I am cautious as I do not want to tell my employers about my CD (never needed to really tell anyone except those that travel with me).  I assume that some would ask what that board was in an interview.  However, you don't have to have a disease to sit on a board.
 
Would you include on your resume that you were a board member?
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa [until I surrender to the bigger meds]
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Julie1014
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   Posted 8/20/2008 3:08 PM (GMT -7)   
First off, congratulations on becoming a board member. That's wonderful! If you do NOT want to tell any future employer that you have Crohn's, then I wouldn't put it on your resume, unless it would really help you get the job. I would think an employer would ask about CCFA and why you got involved. That might put you on the spot. If, on the other hand, you didn't care that an employer knew you had Crohn's, then I would display CCFA on my resume proudly! Blessings, Julie
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis (Pancolitis) 10/25/05
New Diagnosis of Crohn's March 2006
Asacol 3 pills three times a day
Remicade 10mg/kg every 4 weeks
Prednisone 12mg a day
Imuran 75mg
Miralax as needed, Cortisone enemas as needed
Prevacid 30mg
Paxil 40mg daily (for Panic disorder)
Xanax .5mg as needed (for anxiety attacks)
 
 
 
 
 


FitzyK23
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   Posted 8/20/2008 6:36 PM (GMT -7)   
I just had to deal with the same thing as to whether or not I wanted my work for the CCFA mentioned in a recommendation. I decided I did not want it on there. But remember, people are on a variety of boards for a variety of reasons. If asked why you joined say "I just hope we can someday find a cure" or something ambiguous that does not lie and say you don't have it but does not say that you do.
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.


Sniper
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   Posted 8/20/2008 9:06 PM (GMT -7)   
you could say you know a lot of people that suffer from crohns,,,,and that is no bull...
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.


Julie1014
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   Posted 8/23/2008 1:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Habs, I was curious what your decision was........
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis (Pancolitis) 10/25/05
New Diagnosis of Crohn's March 2006
Asacol 3 pills three times a day
Remicade 10mg/kg every 4 weeks
Prednisone 12mg a day
Imuran 75mg
Miralax as needed, Cortisone enemas as needed
Prevacid 30mg
Paxil 40mg daily (for Panic disorder)
Xanax .5mg as needed (for anxiety attacks)
 
 
 
 
 

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