how long off work?

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gela
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Date Joined Jun 2005
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   Posted 7/1/2008 7:35 AM (GMT -6)   
i'm hoping to have step 1 of j-pouch surgery soon.  for those of you with "light jobs", how long did you have to take off work?  i will be able to sit down as much as possible.
Diagnosed in 1999, hospitalized once.  Not responsive to meds.  Currently on 12 Asacol, , 8 ampules of Gastrocrom, 6 grams Colestid, flagyl, remicade for my UC.  Also have migraines and take B-4, B-2, for the prevention of them.
Deciding whether or not to have surgery at this time.


suebear
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Date Joined Feb 2006
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   Posted 7/1/2008 7:39 AM (GMT -6)   
I was off work for 3 weeks but most people are off for 6 weeks. I don't think you can "plan" for the length of time, everyone is different. If you need to give your employer an estimate I would use 6 weeks but with the caveat that you might be back sooner.

Sue
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free

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