I'm a teacher and I started back w/kids (5th grade) this week and I haven't eaten anything until I get home because I never know when I may need to spend 20 min. in the bathroom. And I can't leave a class of kids sitting there waiting on me! I did get some good news today. One of my students in my class after lunch has an aid. I talked to her about
my "problem" after lunch most days I eat. The aid doesn't always stay in the room, but she leaves a radio for me to call her if her student needs her. I told her I was concerned because there are times I just have to run to the bathroom and wave at another teacher on the way by, I wouldn't have time to wait for her to get to my room. She said she would plan to stay in my room the hour after lunch so if I do have a problem someone will be in there with the kids. We always watch each other's kids when we go to the bathroom because we don't get a break until late in the day. But I just didn't feel good about
leaving the student in the room, even if I do have another teacher standing in the hall watching them.
I talked to my doc this week because the Pentasa isn't working and the pain in my side is worse! He met with my "team" of doctors and said they wanted me to start taking Entocort along with my Pentasa to see if it will help. So, without counting pain meds, I'm up to 11 pills/day. He said to call him in a month and let him know how things were going. And if I have problems/get worse to call before that. I haven't noticed a difference yet but I've only added the Entocort a few days ago. I sure hope this helps because lately I've been pretty bad and every time someone asks me how I'm feeling I break down. When I get sick I run to the bathroom and just sit there and cry while I use the bathroom. How crazy is that? I know people are worried about me and it doesn't bother me for them to ask about me. I just have a hard time holding back the tears and I'm not sure why.