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dragonfly137927
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   Posted 9/4/2007 11:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi all,
 
I am excited since I have a job interview tomorrow at 9am.  I am a bit concerned though since due to my surgeries I can have D at any moment without much notie.  Does anyone have any tips to help with this?  I did a no no yesterday I ate a small amount of watermelon and have had D 4 times today.  Prior to this I was having 2-4 BMs a day.  I am avoiding watermelon today so this wont happen tomorrow.  Bad enough I had to find a ride for the interview since my husband's car has to go into the shop tonight and we are unsure how long it will be in for.
 
I too am nervous being only 8 weeks post op from my ostomy reversal surgery, some days I still feel like h*** more so in the morning.  I will probably take ambien tonight since I have trouble falling asleep anyway.  I have been cutting down on my elavil too under my neuros care. 
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987
 
 


MMac
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 244
   Posted 9/4/2007 1:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi dragonfly - I don't have any tips since I suffer with C - but wanted to wish you good luck on your interview!

MMAC, Wife & Mother of 3 (14, 13 & 7) - Diagnosed w/CD June05 (terminal ileum)

Asacol (9 daily), Imuran (150mg), Prenisone (15mg), Cipro (1000mg)Lunesta (3mg), Phenergan (when needed) - Remicade as of 7/24


teddybearweiser
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   Posted 9/4/2007 2:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi drangonfly, I wish you the best of luck with your interview tommorow. Just be careful what you eat tonight.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007
 


FitzyK23
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   Posted 9/4/2007 3:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Get up earlier than you need to and walk around or eat an itty bit just to stimulate the gut and have a good poop or two. Then take 1 or half and immodium. If you still keep going take another. This way you will be close to done come interview time. Most interviews are fairly short. The hardest part is the anxiety and waiting until you get called in. Get there early so you can use the bathroom at the nearest gas station/resturant right before going into the interview. Then if you have to make a pit stop while there it wont look so weird because no one knows you just went. Once your interview starts your anxiety levels will probably go up and fight or flight will kick in. This generally shuts down the digestive system and you won't feel the need to go. (This is why most people feel sick right before public speaking but fine once they start.) When its all over breath a big sigh of relief and run to the next potty. You can do it!!
25 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 2 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.
 
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dragonfly137927
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   Posted 9/4/2007 5:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Luckily the interview is at a hospital for a family medicine receptionist.  All but 2 of my Drs (my pcp and neuro) are not affiliated with this hospital.  This oneis where I had my ostomy reversal and my mom is the cheif pathologist's secretary.  He is good friends with the manger of the dept the job is in and she is who I am meeting with tomorrow.  The health benefits are 100% covered famiy plan as well as dental, pension, 403 B (rather than 401 K being a hospital) and you acrue sick and vaca time.  It is at 9 am wish me luck :)
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987
 
 


browneyedgirl
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 150
   Posted 9/4/2007 6:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey dragonfly,

I just wanted to wish you luck since you already got all the good advice I would have suggested! Anyways, I just got a new job 2 weeks ago and I am loving it. I was a nervous wreck at the interviews (I had two) too and could hear my own tummy rumbling like crazy! Luckily they didn't hear a thing. LOL! So go get em girl! Let us know how it goes. :-)
Jennifer/32
CD since 10/2005
Asacol 2 pills 3 times daily
 Imuran 75 mg once daily
Prednisone 40 mgs daily; I am on a short dose this time, thank goodness.
40 mgs for week 1, 30 mgs for week 2, 20 mgs for week 3, then 10 mgs for week 4 (done on 8/22).
 Lomotil as needed for cramps and D
B-12 supplement 1 mg daily
Levoxyl (Thyroid)
New Orleans, La, US


FitzyK23
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   Posted 9/4/2007 6:46 PM (GMT -7)   
PS: I love rescue remedy spray to calm jittery nerves.
25 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 2 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.
 
I started getting a ton of junkmail after putting my myspace profile link on here.  Im taking it off but if you want to contact me just email me and Ill give you a link to my myspace.  Sorry!


inflamed
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Total Posts : 1340
   Posted 9/5/2007 7:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Good luck dragonfly, let us know how the interview went.
Currently in remission!


Sugarmarie
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Total Posts : 1205
   Posted 9/5/2007 7:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Good luck!!!!!!

Are you taking anything to cling to the bile I think peeps with resection benefit from this to control the D's.
Confucius say : He who goes to bed with itchy butt wakes up with stinky finger.

Words of wisdom: Never trust a fart

:) Sugarmarie A.K.A. Poopy Pants :)


Mormor Vicky
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Total Posts : 684
   Posted 9/5/2007 9:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Good luck!!!!

Let us know how it goes.
Vicky / 47 years old
DX'd with Crohn's during a resection August 2006
DX'd with Steriod induced Diabetes November 2006
Considered in Clinical remission but have minor signs of disease activity
 
Daughter (26) also has Crohn's since she was 12.
 
Currently on 4000mg of Pentasa only for Crohn's
No longer able to take 6-MP because of Bone-Marrow Suppression
Cymbalta, Metformin, Lipitor


gachrons
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   Posted 9/6/2007 2:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Hope you do great and get the job!!!!! lol gail

dragonfly137927
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   Posted 9/6/2007 9:20 AM (GMT -7)   
I think it went well, there were 2 more interviews after mine and around 3pm I looked on the hospital site and the job was no longer posted. I called the HR person yesterday afternoon and she said the the RN in charge of the program was very impressed by me. However the HR person said temporary when I called her back, temp to possible perm job. The site lists when the job is a temp and it was not listed as such so if I hear back from the RN I will ask her about that. My husband would still keep full coverage on both of us even if I get the job which has full family benefits for full time employees.
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987
 
 

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