Posted 4/16/2014 7:56 PM (GMT -7)
Many people take leaves of absence, switch to part-time or switch jobs, or go on disability when they have active disease. Those who don't often are able to do it because of flexibility within their jobs. When I was first diagnosed, I had to talk to my supervisor about switching my schedule because I was always so sick in the morning and I was supposed to be in at 7am, but I spent the first few hours after waking up in the bathroom. So I moved my start-time til later. Now, I have a job where I work a lot of hours, but I can work many of them from home and if I'm ill, I can usually Skype into a meeting. I feel very lucky because I know many people don't have that kind of flexibility.
30s female. Crohn's ileocolitis dx2/06. Arthritis dx9/09. GERD dx1/13. Asthma dx4/13. Raynaud's. Chronic headaches+migraines. Chronic chest pain. Anxiety.
Meds: Remicade, 150mg Lyrica, 800mg Gabapentin, 50mg Trazadone, 50mg Zoloft, .5mg Klonopin, 100mg Topamax, Vitamineral Green, Mag, Zinc, Vit B & D, l-glutamine, Zyrtec, Zantac, Maxalt for migraines,
Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, PPIs