As far as colleges go, I don't feel like all of them treat crohns the same way or have the same level of accommodations. I was lucky to get a lot of very understanding faculty over the years and that is how I got by but I was told by Disability Services on campus that it was totally up to the professors whether they would accommodate me or not and likened crohns to "getting sick like everyone else, everybody gets a cold and they deal with it" if I had had more energy I would have fought for more since the campus is huge and treks to classes are enough to wear anyone out. I went to each professor individually and discussed it with them since DSS was not very helpful and they were often much easier to work with.
As for jobs, I have mainly worked at the university I go to and usually ended up telling my boss at some point Pretty early on and luckily she was understanding and would even let me work from home some days. My coworkers and boss even did one of the CCFA walks one year as the annual fundraiser. I eventually left it because I couldn't do that and grad work and manage my health. I can only hope to find an environment like that when I graduate. I have had others that I had to leave though because of illness as well which hurts because I loved what I did but I had a hospitalization at a crucial time and was not invited back the following semester.
I had been told of a surgeon (who was friends with a professor I knew) that has crohns and some how managed to take enough time off to take care of himself and still be successful as a surgeon, I always keep that in mind that anything is possible.
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