I'm very lucky to have a husband that can support us with just his one income.
I am a medical social worker and work two jobs for a total of 38hrs a week...I'm fortunate in that my jobs are very flexible...my employers know about my health issues and allow me to come and go as I please...I think they allow this b/c I rarely call out sick...I work daily feeling like crap but I've been doing this for years...when I have good days I think I actually become manic b/c it's so rare....same days it's so difficult to just get out of bed...I push myself b/c it's better for my mental health to keep busy...it helps that if I have to leave early they allow this and I make up the time another day....I have to say that as I get older, it's getting harder for me to maintain these jobs...this illness is such a stressful disease both physically and emotionally...people who are not chronically ill just don't understand..
Boy have I, On this past friday the 13th I got fired for attendence.......from WALMART. I had been there over 6 years. I had doctor notes for every time I was out......At times I did have to leave in the middle of a shift, you know crap happens....lol. sorry lil joke. On my way to the enemployment office on monday. Walmart sucks.
I need to work, but I know it will be hard to find anything these days and with crohns it will be twice as hard.