Ive currently been off work for 2 months, I was recovering from my bowel resection, then I developed a lovely abcess that required them to give me a wound vac...So its been a while. Im definitely out of the loop at work, and Im going back on one of the busiest days of the year, the sunday before Thanksgiving (I work in a grocery store). Im starting to get a little anxiety, and I already feel my stomach turning. I'm kinda nervous about eating lunch, and having to stand all day...I was thinking I would just skip lunch, but I dont want my body to be weak from not standing on my feet all day every day like I used to...I dont want to pass out or anything. Im also hoping I dont run into any rude, nasty customers which is pretty much inevitable in my work, especially around this time of year. I working an early shift on the day I go back, which means I'm going to have to wake up extra early to make sure everything is "ok" because my tummy loves to act up when I first wake up; I go to the bathroom a good 3-5 times within the first 2 hours after Ive woken up, then it slowly calms down once Ive taken my meds. I think Im going to take a nice long walk tonight and see how that goes and how tired I get. Im so grateful the girls in my department are so understanding and patient with me, I know I never have to explain to them why I come back from my break 5 mins late (because Im in the bathroom) OR why I was gone for 20 mins when I tell them Im going to the bathroom, I honestly dont know where I would be without them, they are like my second family. Im so excited to go back, sitting around my house for the last 2 months has really thrown me into a depression, and Ive lost a lot of my self-worth, not that my life revolves around a grocery store, but I take a lot of pride into what I do, and I love working...My GI actually wanted me to go on disability and I told him theres no way in hell I would do that until my body litterally couldnt do it anymore, I'm only 22 geez! OK thats enough of my ranting, but seriously...any advice would be great!!
Dianogsed with Crohns: At 16 years old. 22 years old now.
Surgeries:2 Bowel Resections, Gallbladder Removed.
Current Meds: Humira (bi-weekly), 5mg Pred (tapering), Nexium, B12 injections.