I am a law clerk and work for a title insurance company in ontario, I have been off work since september 2007. I was on LTD through my company and then they cut me off sept 2009 telling me i can go back to my job cause they have a bathroom on every floor (WOW why didn't i think of that a cure for crohn's lol) stupid insurance companies. Anyway i applied for canada pension disability and was also denied as i am not dying anytime soon lol. (Funny cause i can't get life insurance lol) My job is still being held for me cause my dr's are saying im not fit to work and now i have to get a lawyer and sue for my benefits. aparently problem is crohn's you can't see so harder to prove your disabled. Its not that i don't want to work its just that i have been so ill and was calling in sick so much or being sent home my work told me to go on LTD and get things straigntened out. I can't lose my benefits my drugs alone cost over $70,000.00. So even not working is stressful lol. I don't know the answer i have often thought of just getting a no brain easy job and seeing if that helps cause my job is demanding and stressfull but im even really sick just being at home with 4 kids and a husband so i don't think there is an easy answer to that question at all.
I can't imagine a place of work accommodating unlimited bathroom breaks for an unlimited amount of time AND allow you to be late or leave early or call in sick when you're not feeling up to it. (Without finding a reason to fire as soon as they can legally)
Besides, there are more disabling symptoms to this disease than just going to the bathroom. How about
a bed at work too when we can hardly stand from the fatigue, dizziness, pain, etc?
You need to get a doc that's behind you and reapply for CPP disability. Don't sugarcoat your symptoms on the forms. Tell it the way it is and leave nothing out. The reality is a routine is impossible to establish because crohn's disease is unpredictable for most of us.
Apply for the disability tax credit certificate too. On the website they list a person with CD who is sick 3 times a week who can qualify.