Hello to you both, My name is Rebecca and I am a Sophomore in college =) I am 22 yrs old. I am also on Humira and have had 4 abscesses, one was before my surgery in 2009 and I have one now. Thankfully when mine start coming up I do sitz baths and get antibiotics to try and keep them from becoming too big and needing to be dealt with surgically. Mine have lasted anywhere from a month to two months even with antibiotics.
I was going to suggest to yall since you are fellow Crohnies in College! (whoooooohooooo) That yall get in touch with Disability Services on your campus. They can help alot, like they give me a packet of info about
Crohns to give to every teacher and it has info such as that I can have the books on a disc as not to have to carry them to class and i can take as many restroom breaks as I need. They also write allowing you to miss more days than most college professors allow(its 3 at our school) and I always miss more than that! Also I would just recommend meeting with each teacher and letting them know that their class is important to you even when you arent there.
and If you become too sick to go to class disability services or the campus patient advocate can work with your teachers to figure out what is best to do. =) The people at my school have been wonderful working with me, especially the past month because I am in a flare for the first time during college. I hope this helps.
I know yall might already know this stuff but I just wanted to make sure! =) Good luck during college!!! and stay healthy!
20 yr old female. dxd 2002. previously on 6-mp,Entocort, Prednisone, Flagyl, Cipro, Fiber, and Remicade. Currently on Humira and Elavil. Had first resection in Oct. 2009. (half of colon and some of small intestine)