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LSF
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Date Joined Jul 2010
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   Posted 7/8/2010 5:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi
 
I found this forum by googling occupational health & crohns and am so glad I did!
 
I am being referred to OH as I had 9 (Crohns related) days off last year and it came up in my appraisal. I made the mistake of mentioning that I get flare ups around my period and they have latched on to this and are trying to make out it's "just" period pains.
 
I am not signing the forms for the referral until this misleading statement has been corrected - "one or two days a month at her monthly cycle" - for starters it was not always at that time anyway.
 
Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
 
Thanks
 
LSF
 
P.S. I was advised to start my own thread (this was originally posted in another thread)

crohnielass
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   Posted 7/8/2010 6:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I went to an O.H this morning after I informed my employer I wanted to return to work but, as a duty of care my employer has to inform O.H basically to cover themselves as well as making sure I am fit to go back. As it was the O.T thinks at the moment I physically won't be able to manage a full week so, has drawn up a plan for me to work 3 mornings a week. then building the hours up gradually each week.
I think you will benefit from seeing an O.H they are very helpful and will come up with a plan for you which your employer must abide with. Bev x  
 
Diagnosed with crohns at 13 now 43
Still battling with Doc's to get me on maintenance Meds only taking
Lomotil, 20mg citalopram,VSL#3 at the moment.

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LSF
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   Posted 7/21/2010 5:29 AM (GMT -7)   
OH cancelled after meeting with HR and now going to see my consultant instead to get a letter from them.

Much better in my opinion as he knows me :-)
 
LSF
 
Diagnosed in 2005 after many years of wrong diagnosis (Gastric Migraines, IBS etc). One resection emergency surgery 3 months after diagnosis due to blockage.
 
Just taking Questran (colestyramine) with cranberry juice daily and the occasional immodiums now (I have them in every bag).


littlemissmuffet
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   Posted 7/21/2010 7:25 AM (GMT -7)   
I saw OH through work. I was obliged to do so depsite providing info from my consultant. I have seen them 3 times now and every time they have been really helpful.
The advised my employer that they thought I was covered by the Disability Discriminations Act. My employer agreed and now I am allowed time off for treatment and tests that do not count for sick leave. They are classed as disability adjustment leave. When I was initially diagnosed I was off for 3 months. I told the OH that my consultant had recommended that I come back on a part times basis. It took me 13 weeks to get back to full time and work was ok with this because OH was ok with it.
Diagnosed 2005.  42 year old female living in UK
 
Current medication  -  infliximab infusions, ranitidine, Vitamin B12 injections, anti depressants
 
My partner has UC & Crohns


MMMNAVY
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   Posted 7/21/2010 7:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Scary!
Forum Co-moderator - Crohn's Disease/Thyroid Disorders:_All comments have the caveat contact your local health care provider.

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ZenaWP
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   Posted 7/21/2010 8:42 AM (GMT -7)   
That's awesome that you don't have to use your sick time due to the ADA.  I may have to look into that!  =)
Crohn's Disease with Arthritis, Non-Erosive Reflux Disease, Gastritis, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Endometriosis, Depression/Anxiety 


LSF
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Date Joined Jul 2010
Total Posts : 32
   Posted 7/21/2010 10:00 AM (GMT -7)   
When you go part time do you still get full pay?
 
LSF
 
Diagnosed in 2005 after many years of wrong diagnosis (Gastric Migraines, IBS etc). One resection emergency surgery 3 months after diagnosis due to blockage.
 
Just taking Questran (colestyramine) with cranberry juice daily and the occasional immodiums now (I have them in every bag).


littlemissmuffet
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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 269
   Posted 7/21/2010 12:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes I still got full pay for my 13 weeks part time. The hours I went in were paid and the hours at home counted as sick hours. I am lucky that I get paid for the first six months of sick. Only my infliximab treatment days off and hospital visits are covered by the DDA
Diagnosed 2005.  42 year old female living in UK
 
Current medication  -  infliximab infusions, ranitidine, Vitamin B12 injections, anti depressants
 
My partner has UC & Crohns

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