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minou
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   Posted 11/1/2009 8:10 AM (GMT -7)   
So I've been home for the last week recovering from a perianal abscess. I feel much better than I did before the surgery, it's just that the antibiotics I'm taking for the infection are making me tired and very nauseated. I'm supposed to go back to work Monday or Tuesday... my question is: would you go back to work feeling nauseous? I know pregnant women do it all the time... but vomiting in the bathroom at work?

Nanners
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   Posted 11/1/2009 8:13 AM (GMT -7)   
I suffer with nausea very frequently, but use my Zofran or Phenergan to stop it. Do you have any meds like that? The Zofran you could take at work and it wouldn't make you drowsy like the Phenergan can. If not, I might hold off until you could ask your doc for some. Hope that helps.
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Sore Tum
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   Posted 11/1/2009 8:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry you're feeling rough,
If you feel that by going back to work it will delay your recovery or make you feel worse then stay at home.
See how you feel tomorrow, be honest with them.
How much longer are you on the antibiotics?
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?2 fistulas, seton fistulotomy july 2009, 2nd fistula ?currently dormant. MRI clear.
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FunGuy
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   Posted 11/1/2009 8:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Depends a little on what you do? If the work is not too strenous and would not set back your recovery, I would go. Often when I am feeling run down, not just form Crohn's but from any illness, going to work really helps me to feel better. Social interaction, the concern of my customers and co-workers, being forced to put on a positive face and just get my butt moving again has helped me feel WAY better.

I guess the key is to make sure that you are not too ill and that working would not set you back. Vomiting in the bathroom.....Who cares? I hope you feel better soon.
I use FD&C Blue dye number 1 and it really seems to help me.  There is SCIENCE behind this.  Just ask me and I will explain it to you.  U/C and Crohn's for 34 years.  Blue dye for one month and I am feeling pretty good!  I am so excited by this but I need others to try it with their doctor's permission.  Simple food coloring!!  BLUE1.  
I can't make money on this, it's already in your kitchen.  I just want to help, especially the youngsters.
I do 2 drops in 6 ounces of water when I get up, 2 or 3 drops in 16 or 20 ounces of water that I sip all day and then 2 drops in 6 ounces of water at bedtime.   Max of 7 drops a day.


crohnielass
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   Posted 11/1/2009 8:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, that is awful when i was on Flagyl they made me feel so sick when i was at work i couldn't wait to get home i really couldn't function well on them. You could try what nanners said an anti sickness med maybe thats what i needed good luck Bev x
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resection, right hemi 1993 In remmision from 93 till last sept with no meds or docs
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minou
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   Posted 11/1/2009 8:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for your quick replies! I do have a sit down job. Maybe I'll go to the pharmacy and see if they can recommend something, other than Gravol, to stop the nausea. Don't know why I didn't think of that : )

Thanks again!

FunGuy
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   Posted 11/1/2009 8:32 AM (GMT -7)   
One more thing. If your boss is reasonable, perhaps a half day to see how you are doing and go from there?
I use FD&C Blue dye number 1 and it really seems to help me.  There is SCIENCE behind this.  Just ask me and I will explain it to you.  U/C and Crohn's for 34 years.  Blue dye for one month and I am feeling pretty good!  I am so excited by this but I need others to try it with their doctor's permission.  Simple food coloring!!  BLUE1.  
I can't make money on this, it's already in your kitchen.  I just want to help, especially the youngsters.
I do 2 drops in 6 ounces of water when I get up, 2 or 3 drops in 16 or 20 ounces of water that I sip all day and then 2 drops in 6 ounces of water at bedtime.   Max of 7 drops a day.


MissCris
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   Posted 11/1/2009 8:55 AM (GMT -7)   
I also think it depends on what you do. I work directly with people in my internship and I know that if I'm feeling sick or in pain then I can't really do what I need to. If you have a job that doesn't require you to move around a lot or where you don't have to deal with clients/customers then I say give it a go :) You may just want to tell your boss that you are there on a trial run and you may need to go home early. I hope you are feeling better soon! :D
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MMMNAVY
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   Posted 11/1/2009 9:31 AM (GMT -7)   
just fyi, the ziploc with the zip close is good for vomiting.
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minou
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   Posted 11/1/2009 3:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I picked up some Gravol with Ginger, which isn't supposed to cause drowziness. I think if I take that and take a lot of breaks throughout the day so I'm not sitting down all sday... I should be ok. My employer is completely understanding, that doesn't worry me. It's just when I say I'm going to do something, like go back to work, I do it.

minou
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   Posted 11/1/2009 3:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh! And thanks for the advice. I really appreciate it.

Just not too sure about the Ziploc bags... : )

Toodles
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   Posted 11/1/2009 7:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I've gone to work and have gotten sick. They know I have stomach problems. I use the bathroom often and I have thrown up before.
It's all about what you feel comfortable doing. I would call your doctor and ask them for something. If you feel that you can't make it through the day, you know your body best, stay home and rest one more day.
One trick that helps, having alcohol swabs handy. You put them near your nose and it wards off the nausea.
Hope you feel better!
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