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aronk
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   Posted 7/23/2010 8:40 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm just feeling really bummed out about my Crohns Today...  I work full time in an office setting, but started a part-time job last night to try and get my bills and such under control.  The job is waitressing in an upscale restaurant with the potential to make really good tips.  I waitressed a bit in my early 20's and really liked having the instant cash from tips at the end of the night.  However, now that I'm 39 and having problems with my joints--my body was exhausted and sore to the touch last night after my first shift.  I'm at my office job today, but feel very fatigued and sore like I haven't slept in days.  My eyes keep spring tears--just from being tired. UGH!  I just don't think my body can physically handle this type of work--being on my feet for long hours etc. and I am just really bummed about it.  I need to make some extra money!  I'm just not making it on my full-time salary right now.
 
I guess the point of my post is just to vent.  I feel like others (family and friends) do not understand the type of fatigue I'm speaking of.  They are all like--oh you will get use to it.  But, I don't know.  I think I'm walking a fine line to keep trying and risk going into a full on flare.  Grrr... I really wanted this to work.
 
Thanks for listening.
Angela 
Crohn's Disease for 18 years.. 1st Resection June 2009 developed anastomostic leak and EC fistula. 2nd Resection, April 1, 2010-to fix leak and fistula-feeling fabulous now.  Taking 100mg Imuran for maintenance. 


grayeyedblonde
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   Posted 7/23/2010 9:02 AM (GMT -7)   
I SO know that feeling Aronk!!! It is unbelievable the amount of fatigue that we sometimes go through and then still have to maintain and function throughout the day. I have a tendency to push myself til I can't go anymore, than just drop. The mind is willing but the body is way weaker than it used to be!

Right before the holidays, hubby got laid off from his job right around the time I picked up my office job. I decided the best thing to do was to pick up a part time job to help with Christmas expenses. I went to my full time job from 8-5, then worked retail from 6-midnight. I honestly thought I was going to die, standing and bending that whole time was excruciating, plus with working retail, I was now working 7 days a week with no day off. After a month, I just couldn't do it anymore. I was dead tired. I felt bad because I've never quit a job without giving notice before, but I honestly could not put my body through it one more night.

I feel for you, and I know how hard it is when money is tight and you are just trying to get ahead a little bit. If your body adjusts, great, but if not, don't make yourself sick, or any sicker than you already are. It's just not worth it. Look at it this way, any extra $ you make while you are there is more than you had before. Good luck!
Dx'd w/ Crohn's in 1979 at age 13. Bad flare 2008 but no health insurance so I dealt with it. Colonoscopy in July 2009 caused a perforated colon, emergency bowel resection. 2 fistula's, perianal and perivaginal.

Humira, probiotic, a multivitamin, calcium, magnesium, zinc, and fish oil. I also take Tramadol 50 mg and Klonopin (for anxiety) as needed.

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance!


aronk
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Date Joined Jun 2006
Total Posts : 229
   Posted 7/23/2010 9:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for your post grayeyedblonde! My eyes are "springing" tears again... I knew you guys would get it! That's why I love this forum.
Angela 
Crohn's Disease for 18 years.. 1st Resection June 2009 developed anastomostic leak and EC fistula. 2nd Resection, April 1, 2010-to fix leak and fistula-feeling fabulous now.  Taking 100mg Imuran for maintenance. 

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