I was put on medical disability back in the 80's because my crohn's was so bad. After much paperwork and interference by my surgeon, I did qualify to receive my disability benefits. My gripe is that after I was declared unfit/too ill to work and collect a paycheck, family members decided I was to be the full-time babysitter for their infants/toddlers,so they could go back to work and earn their paychecks. Mind you, I did not receive a pay check, nor was I allowed sick days. Even tho, they were aware of my condition and that there might be those bad days, they actually got upset with me if I was unable to go to their homes to sit for their kids. It then became my responsibility to find a replacement. I was never even asked if I wanted to take on this responsibility, they decided for me and then informed me of this decision. I was still trying to please everyone at this time, so I went along, hoping I would be accepted by these people. The first time, that I really was unable to satisfy their demands, they dropped me as their sitter, declaring me unresponsible and this is still one of the many things they hold against me to this day.
crohn's dx: 1976; 10 surgeries, 1 intestinal by-pass, opened in 1985, 1 temporary ileostomy, removed in 1991; Entocort,Metoclopramide,Flagyl,6MP,Protonix,Oxycodone(10mg),Oxycodone CR(20 mg) for pain.