thank you all for your responses so far; LadyFrog, I really appreciate the support. As I'm sure most of you know, intestinal problems are a hard subject to open up about and it sure is a lonely feeling. Even though this problem is fairly new to me and I haven't even been diagnosed officially, I feel better being able to talk to ya'll.
My job was M-F 8-5, but like you, they tried to make it as hard as they could by ensuring there was nobody to back me up on the phones or giving me lengthy assignments that had to be done "right now", needing errands to be run that entailed being away from the bathroom for an extended time, moving file boxes etc. In short, things they didn't normally do they went out of their way to arrange. It boggled my mind because up to that time I loved my job and got along quite well with the people. Either way, I felt the worse of two evils would be to resign (In the US, most prospective employers call the last one for a reference - a termination is a guaranteed bad reference; a resignation leaves a better chance of a good one).
I didn't know unemployment would be available after a termination of any kind; I don't exactly have a lot of experience with terminations. Maybe I should have waited to get fired but the end result is that I'm out of a job.
My little one does love having his mommy around more often - even if we have to stay around the house he doesn't seem to notice. Pepto seems to help occasionally, Immodium or those types of pills tend to send me the other way for at least a week and the gas persists no matter what I take.
I will call my insurance company but suspect what my employer said is true since the company paid premiums for employees.
I am continuing to do some reading on this site and am going to start a diary to help see what I'm eating when the worse symptoms happen. Maybe if I figure out some triggers and eliminate them I can start getting this under control, but looking back, it doesn't really seem to matter what I eat.
Any other input or advice would continue to be appreciated - again, thanks for the shoulder!
Post Edited (Canyonbabe711) : 4/26/2008 10:18:00 PM (GMT-6)