This is kind of a side topic. I hope it's okay to ask it here. I hear all these questions about talking to employers about your disease and stuff. Well, my husband very well could be starting a new job in a couple of weeks. He doesn't have CD (that's me) but he is in the National Guard, so he does the 1 weekend a month, 2 weeks a year (oh yeah, except that part when they deploy you to the middle of the desert). He has that "2 weeks a year" part coming up in October. When should he tell this potential employer about the mandatory training? If he tells during the interview it's very well possible they might not hire him (which i don't believe is legal, but they do it all the time anyways). and if he tells afterwards it'd be like first day on the job, "by the way, i'll be gone for 2 weeks next month". That really doesn't look good. So, when's the best time to tell?
diagnosed: Crohn's Aug 2005
other set-backs: Vasculitis Aug 2006, Sub-total Colectomy (10 inches of colon left) Feb 2007, Ogilivie's Syndrome Mar 2007, Pulmonary Embolism Sept 2007, Collapsed lung Oct 2007, Recto/Vaginal fistula Nov 2007
drugs: Imuran, Remicade, Prednisone, Fentanyl, Warfarin, Flagyl, Cipro, Celexa, Ferrous Gluconate, Acidopholous