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Date Joined Apr 2004
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   Posted 6/16/2009 9:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Well I received notice of approval and my first check for short-term disability. Now I am working on medical retirement. Additionally, the local paper did a story on mine and a coworkers discrimination charges we filed against the city we worked for. Maybe it will help motivate the city to mediate some settlement, which is all I asked for in the first place. Just wanted to protect my rights when I filed the EEOC claim and since then, the dragon lady at work continued to hound me to the point I felt I had no option but to file for medical retirement. I am emotionally, mentally and physically drained. I really am anxious to get this all over with.
We can respond to irritation with a smile instead of scowl, or by giving warm praise instead of icy indifference. By our being understanding instead of abrupt, others, in turn, may decide to hold on a little longer rather than to give way. Love, patience, and meekness can be just as contagious as rudeness and crudeness.
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Dx'd with Crohn's at age 12. Symptoms since age 5, RLS, Depression, Anxiety, and down right feel yucky some days.
Learning to live with this Disease rather than be its victim after 36 years.

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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 4527
   Posted 6/16/2009 9:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Randy so glad to hear your good news and hoping that you will be able to relax now. Way to go and fighting for rights should not be so draining ... lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still alive.lol gail
"Blessed are those that can give without remembering and recieve without forgetting ~Aurthor Unknown~Blessed are they that have the joy of helping others~   Moderatorian   gail

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Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 202
   Posted 6/16/2009 9:33 PM (GMT -6)   
blush  Getting your stress under control is half the battle.  Glad to hear its getting under control  
Crohn's Disease.  Diagnosed 13+ years ago.  I've been in remission for short periods of time but each time I come out of remission my disease seems to have spread.  This last time has been the worst.  I'm now full of ulcers from my stomach all the way down to my anus.  I'm currently doing Humera 40mg injections every other week.  I'm also on Imuran and once a day Lotensin.  I'm in the process of weaning off my first round of Prednisone.  Began using Canesa suppositories 2-weeks ago.  I recently joined a local crohns disease support group that meets monthly.  It has been great talking to and meeting other people who share the same disease.  I hope to continue gaining insight through this forum as well.

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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 6/17/2009 8:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Well its good to hear that your short term disability has been approved. Now if your claim against the evil dragon lady will be approved, life will be GOOD. Will continue to keep you in my prayers.

Gail *Nanners*
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*
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