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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 11/23/2007 1:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Ok so I was diagnosed in May. Well I have recently went back to work. I tried working at the office job, pretty good pay full time. Well I had a hell of a time. Im starting to find it harder for me to work more than 4-5 hours in a day. I get really tierd and weak. Not to mention the off and on D I get. I am curious if anyone has any ideas on extra ways to make money. I dunno, I mean I only have about 400$ in bills a month, so I dont have to be a millionaire or anything. but xmas is coming up and I really wanna buy my family some gifts. UGHHH I hate this! Not the mention the fact that I dont have any insurance or anything if I need to go to the doc. I need help, ideas, anything! I live in Iowa, all they have that I know of is something called Iowa Cares, which is taking me FOREVER to get. I just wish I had my medical card back, just because I turned 21 its no good no more, pshhh! confused
*21 year old female
*Diagnosted with Crohn's Disease May 22nd,2007
*8 inches of small,3of large intestens & apendex taken out 5/22/07
*Another surgery to have infection/absess drained 6/13/07
*Hospitalized a total of 16 days withen one month

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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 82
   Posted 11/23/2007 2:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you thought about house-sitting, animal-sitting or baby sitting?   None of those things may appeal to you, but it's an idea.
Also, I've known some people who get paid by the political parties to make phone calls soliciting support for candidates, or for ballot issues.  
Phone solicitation of all kinds is rampant these days - you may be able to hook up with some company that will pay you for sitting around your house making phone calls.
My family has stuffed advertisement bags at home before.  It's simple and we were paid some nominal amount per ad package. I don't remember what - like 10 cents a bag or something - but it would be an extra $20 to $40 bucks a week. 
The best gifts I've ever received were hand-made gifts, not purchased ones. I hope you find something and have a great Xmas! 
DX: mild to moderate Crohn's for 34 years
Additional benefits: chronic anemia, B12 deficient, peripheral neuropathy, facial mylagsia, joint pain, underactive thyriod
Current meds: Colozal, Nexium, Entocort, Flagyl, steriod cream, monthly B12 injections, Neurontin, Synthroid, Effexor ER, pain meds as needed

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Date Joined Dec 2005
Total Posts : 637
   Posted 11/23/2007 3:04 PM (GMT -6)   
You can make some extra money from taking surveys online.
Just need a computer and internet access, even dial up internet access is fine.

use, and type in surveys.

Avoid the ones that ask you to send money for anything.
CD dx @ 13 (1987)
Prednisone 15mg every other day
Imuran 150mg day
Celexa 10mg day
Pain Meds
Vitamins + B12 Injections Twice Per Week

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Date Joined Nov 2003
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   Posted 11/23/2007 6:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I deleted your post where you offered to sell an unopened copy of a documentary. Healing Well does not allow advertising by anyone and offering to sell your own belongings here constitutes advertising. I suggest you sell it on Ebay.
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CD, Ankylosing Spondylitis, small fiber peripheral neuropathy, avascular necrosis, diffuse connective tissue disease, Sjogren's Syndrome ?

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