I feel for you. I've started two new jobs since my original diagnosis (I have UC) and being a private person, I'm fairly mortified of people learning about
my illness. One place (I don't work there anymore) had a small crew, and my bosses were offended I didn't trust them enough to tell them. When I started a small flare, they were not very understanding about
my reluctance to do certain tasks. My current employmer was in the dark about
my inllness until recently when my flaring got so bad that I ended up missing a couple of days of work. They are extremely understanding, and are even willing to work with me during my current flare. I guess it depends on how well you like the job, and how much you trust them. If you're healthy now, why not give it some time, prove that you are a valuable employee, and worry about
lots of bathroom breaks when the time comes?
36 y.o. male
Diagnosed w/ moderate UC in May '06 - currently flaring
Asacol, Florastor, VSL#3, Wellbutrin XL, Prozac, multi-vitamin, Allegra, Lialda