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FitzyK23
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   Posted 10/17/2008 10:39 AM (GMT -7)   
BORING!!!
 
I caught a little stomach bug from a girl at school and am working from home today.  I always thought this would be every crohnies dream.  It is SO BORING!!  I think I would get depressed in 3 days.  It also makes me feel so lazy.  Working at my desk sitting down in my office all day is one thing.  Laying on my couch all day, typing or not, seems so lazy.  Don't know how people do it that do it all the time.  Where is the incentive to even shower??
27 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.


Zanne
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   Posted 10/17/2008 11:50 AM (GMT -7)   
It is boring. I watch a friends baby (almost 1) 2 days a week. We usually go out for part of the day, but last week I was feeling sick and he's such a good baby and just plays well by himself that I watched him despite feeling like crap. I called my husband half way through the day and joked that if I had a beer in one hand I would be every parents nightmare nanny.

I hope you feel better soon. If I could send you chicken soup I would!
Suzanne

CD 19 years offically, 29 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Symptoms constantly but all tests show only minor ulcerations. Currently having multiple episodes of gastritis with no known cause.


Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....


mj8dokken
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   Posted 10/17/2008 12:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Really? When I'm sick the only place I want to be is at home. Healthy is different . . .

Bad flare May '06 resulted in CD diagnosis
 
Asacol: 2400 mg/day; Prednisone: 1.25 mg/day; Entocort: 9mg/day; Metronidazol
Started seeing a Naturopath-Castor Oil Packs, Liquid B Complex, Floragen, Ribes Nigrum, Herbal GI, Chlorella
 
"Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain"


MAG102886
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   Posted 10/17/2008 12:31 PM (GMT -7)   
I dunno about working from home, but Ive been home now for 2 going on 3 weeks recovering from a resection and Im about ready to go insane, its def making me lazy and I hate it.  I CANNOT wait to go back to work and see everyone, even the people I hate haha.  I completely understand what your saying about whats the incentive of even taking a shower...for me right now that means I actually did something for the day...its annoying me to no end.  I cant wait until Nov. 1st when I go back to work and actually get back on schedule and a daily routine.
Dianogsed with Crohns at 16, 21 yrs old now.
Surgeries:2 Bowel Resections, Gallbladder Removed.
Current Meds: Humira (bi-weekly), 50mg Pred, Levbid, Nexium, B12 injections.
 

FitzyK23
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   Posted 10/17/2008 12:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh yeah, with my stomach bug I'm glad to be home but it is so boring and quiet and I thought my dog would be thrilled but she is acting like I am disturbing her sleeping schedule. And the cat is pissed b/c he is not allowed on the new couch but when I'm not home he gets on it anyway. It is just so pretty out today and I can think of 100 better things to be doing than 8 hours of work. Normally I would take a regular sick day but there is a time sensitive deadline coming up and I might as well be getting paid to be sick. Since I'm not full time right now sick time = no pay.

And Zanne, thanks for the virtual chicken soup! Its yummy!
27 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.


mj8dokken
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   Posted 10/17/2008 12:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Well I hope you feel better soon!
Bad flare May '06 resulted in CD diagnosis
 
Asacol: 2400 mg/day; Prednisone: 1.25 mg/day; Entocort: 9mg/day; Metronidazol
Started seeing a Naturopath-Castor Oil Packs, Liquid B Complex, Floragen, Ribes Nigrum, Herbal GI, Chlorella
 
"Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain"


Nanners
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   Posted 10/17/2008 1:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I use to feel exactly like you do, that I would rather be at work. But as I get older and my Crohns has changed, I think I could easily stop working. Even if I was on disability I would not stay on the couch though, I would find ways to occupy my time. But of course, if I were to get sick, then the couch is as far as I could go:)
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.


Nanners
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   Posted 10/17/2008 1:29 PM (GMT -7)   
You know as I continued to think about your post I had another thought. If I were able, I would LOVE to be able to work from home. I wouldn't have to get up so dang early, I wouldn't have to get dressed if I didn't want to, and I could use my little heating bag anytime I wanted. (I am addicted to that thing). So yes, I could easily work from home and know I wouldn't be bored doing that. But as stated before, if I was out on disability instead, I still wouldn't be staying in the house all day. I would find something to occupy myself with.
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.


FitzyK23
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   Posted 10/17/2008 1:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey nanners - bring your heating bag to work! I do. I have a microwave one and I love it!
27 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 10/17/2008 1:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Am having a time picturing Nanners ,,not getting dressed,,with her little heating bag,,working at the computer. HMMMMMM. Trouble with being home is the 97 channels and nothing on. Nothing on,,, that brings us back to Nanners, Hmmmm. Well anyway I cant sit down and do nothing all day either. I would end up in a straight jacket. Hope you feel better soon Fitzy.
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.


HabsHockeyFan
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   Posted 10/17/2008 2:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Tell me about it Fitzy!! My company closed my office July 1 and made me go to work from home status or I would have to move to the big city far away. it stinks! it is lonely. I am saving money on gas and food, but we are spending more on dinners. My husband gets home and I practically drag him right out the door to go to dinner (he doesn't fight a dinner out too much!). I have to leave the house. My new thing is that going to the curb to get the mail in the afternoon is exciting - so sad :-) POSITIVE---I have my own bathroom all the time!
I am going to try walking for half an hour when work slows down a bit. Help I am going stir crazy too!!!!!
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]
I'm riding on the escalator of life....


ivy6
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   Posted 10/17/2008 3:02 PM (GMT -7)   
****97 channels??!!*** :-0 We have five :-0

Fitzy, would pacting help? At least we'd be there to cheer you on...

I hope the bug "bugs off" soon.

Ivy.
Co-Moderator Crohn's Forum.


FitzyK23
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   Posted 10/17/2008 3:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't know how tied you are to your phone but if all you need is your computer and work stuff try going to different libraries. Local colleges have great libraries and you don't have to be a student (or a member of a town library) to just use the facility. Bring your lap top and find a nice mahogany table! My husband writes on the side and sometimes on the weekends we will venture to random libraries and Ill do my law school work and he will write for a couple hours. Its fun!
27 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.


HabsHockeyFan
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   Posted 10/17/2008 3:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I work in health insurance so PHI protection is supreme. No wireless allowed for me and I have to work on my designated computer. pretty much tied to this place. Well it's 6pm here and I am going to make the "commute" to the living room!
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]
I'm riding on the escalator of life....


FitzyK23
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   Posted 10/17/2008 3:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Good old HIPPA. While I'm glad we are all protected I have to laugh at the thought of some pimpled teenage hacker on the street corner going YES, I now know that Jane Doe has asthma. Woo hoo. Maybe I am just naive about wireless interception and what could be done with the information... Sorry you are chained home but glad you still have a job!!!
27 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.


Jen77
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   Posted 10/17/2008 4:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm the opposite, I hated working! LOL I'm quite the happy little homemaker though, always have been. Always loved staying at home with my son, and now that we homeschool I'm quite busy. It's certainly not for everyone I know. When I worked I was so much sicker, always so tired, and just so unhappy! LOL I love being home. But I would be bored to tears if all I did was sit on the couch! However if I'm sick with a stomach bug, I wouldn't be able to do much else! Usually I'm in bed with those!

Hope you feel better and can get back to work! :)
~Jennifer
 
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Taking Asacol, Questran, Toprol XL (for high blood pressure). Tapered off prednisone a month ago!


FitzyK23
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   Posted 10/17/2008 6:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Ivy - we posted at the same time and I never saw your response. Normally I would say that it would help but I only had one task today that just took 8 hours and still isn't done. But thanks for the support and I am feeling a ton better. Lots of naseau this morning, cramps, and peeing out of my butt, it was just totally different from my crohns pain and symptoms. Somehow I could tell the difference. And instead of aching joints I have achy muscles. Now I just have period cramps and aches but my stomach still feels like I could have the runs at any moment. My crohns gives me D but not usually the pure hot liquid. Sorry for the graphic. But that is a bug in my book.
27 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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