Hi - Bad news I have been laid off after 18 years at work - Crohns in really bad shape

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LuckyStar01
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   Posted 11/5/2008 5:06 PM (GMT -7)   
sad

Does anybody have any tips for dealing with Crohns, among many other conditions a smashed hand and no job? I really need a boost.

Pretty tough spot here. My Crohns has been so active and the Dr's don't seem to care. Bright red blood. I cannot take most medications
and honestly I can hardly make it to work I was on the brink. I have not been able to get in to Dr's and my health insurance will run out.
I am currently taking I think 30 MG of Prednizone. Its working on the Asthma, Fibro, but not so much on the Crohns/Colitis.

Bright side - Yes there is my hope is that a few days off could make me feel a little better. I am not being brutally harrassed at work any longer.
They lost a really good employee!!!! I don't have to have my bosses publicly announce my FMLA and have co-workers give me all
of the really bad work, ignore me, tell everybody lets get rid of her. It is a very complicated situation. It has been going south for 4 years now.
I don't need co-workers making things up about me.

But, I need a job and need to make decisions fast so if anybody can provide their experiences I would really appreaciate it.

Thanks - More good news is that I can be on the forum more often and offer my support. (I am trying but a little panicked)
Diagnosed 2004 - Chrohns and UC - Currently on no medication.
Multiple other chronic illnesses and allregic to many things.

Wish upon a Lucky Star!


randynoguts
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   Posted 11/5/2008 9:28 PM (GMT -7)   
file for unemployment immediatly .. or if yiou think you were "layed off" for health issues and have any documentation of harrasment, call a lawyer
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LuckyStar01
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   Posted 11/6/2008 4:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks I was wondering if anybody out here cared. I really need the support. One day I went to Jury
Duty the next day I went to vote for my country and when I arrived at work my life
changed.

This is a tough spot to be in. I woke up to a bad flare day. It is raining w/big snow storm coming
. I have decided to get up everyday anyways and today I will look at financial situation.

Still need savy tips for saving money and to get advice on what others do. I finally have my
Dr's appointment next week.
Diagnosed 2004 - Chrohns and UC - Currently on 30 MG Prednizone.
Multiple chronic illnesses (Fibromyalgia, Asthma, Tinitis, Allergic to medications and other things.


gachrons
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   Posted 11/6/2008 4:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Glad to hear you will be joining us more often. What happened to the hand? At least you have a Dr. app. made in the mean time try low roughage diet maybe. Keep in touch and we will try to help you threw this tough time. Saving money seems to be a issue with alot of us .Freeze food you so there is a smaller amount of waste I started a thread on this maybe some of those ideas will help. I am starting to turn off power bars when not in use to save a little. Hope your flare is a short one. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still alive.lol gail


Texan with Crohn's
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   Posted 11/6/2008 5:25 AM (GMT -7)   
LuckyStar01 -

Been there at a job. I just got laid off in large part due to CD. My boss (Captain Di@#wad) told everyone about my CD and told me to "fix it". Go online and file for unemployment. If you can afford it (remember that in the US it's a tax write off when you hit a percentage of your earnings) get COBRA so that you do not fall into the pre-existing category in the event of a hospital stay, etc.

It took me two months and 10 days to find another job, but I found one. My new boss is really great and very positive about my CD. There ARE good people out there. You and I just happened to have S*@t bosses. :)

Good luck. Keep us posted.

-Leslie

FitzyK23
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   Posted 11/6/2008 6:10 AM (GMT -7)   
It is illegal to fire you because you took FMLA or because you had jury duty. You should get a consultation w/ an employment lawyer. Many have free consultations. After you find out if you have a case or not you can weigh the benefit of pursuing litigation v. the cost etc.
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.


TeacherBetsy
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   Posted 11/6/2008 8:05 AM (GMT -7)   
I am sincerely sorry that you lost your job, and I agree with Randy, get unemployment or an attorney and proceed so you can protect yourself. I hope your doc can figure out how to stop the bleeding; prednisone did it for me, but everyone is different and I know it can take a long time to get it under control. Keep posting here and let us know how you're doing.

Take care,

Betsy
Dx Crohn's Disease 1996
Have taken Prednisone, Pentasa, Rowasa, and Asacol
Currently on Asacol 2400 mg daily to manage remission
 
 


aoccc
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Total Posts : 455
   Posted 11/6/2008 12:19 PM (GMT -7)   
hey man dont worry about it..there are jobs out there still, dont let the media and all the doom and gloom get you down. You will find a job out there that suits you perfectly.
SCD since 01, remission since 01, occasional Arby's breaks :)


randynoguts
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   Posted 11/6/2008 9:48 PM (GMT -7)   
and if you smashed your hand at work dont forget workmens comp!.
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FitzyK23
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   Posted 11/7/2008 11:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh Randy my professor would be reaming you out right now. It is now WORKERS COMP. LOL. I don't care at all but one poor student in my class said workmen's and my female professor went right off the deep end.
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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