Check out FMLA, Family Medical Leave Act, it is a federal program that is proteccted by the govt. if you need time off for medical reasons. Your boss cannot fire you for medical reasons. Although, he can pick apart everything you do, work-related, to "build a case against you" as you say. I was in the same boat, not Crohn's related, but I had to have surgery on my spine. Leading up to the surgery my managers started picking me apart, every aspect of my job, because they were grooming me for a position and knew I was going to be out for at least three months and would have to find someone else. They weren't happy.
As soon as I filed for FMLA with the HR dept. they backed the hell off. According to FMLA, you can have 12 weeks out of the year off for medical reasons and you will still be covered under your insurance plan. They may make you pay more for your ins. plan, and you don't get your salary, but it saves your job. It's definitely something to look into. I hope that you figure something out that will work for you.
I had to quit my job a few months back and I'm currently covered under COBRA, for 18 months, even though I'm not working for the company anymore. It's almost $400 a month for me but it's the only way I'd be covered for all of the Crohn's related crap. No pun:0) I found out about
the Crohn's two weeks after I resigned, and started back taking classes towards my nursing degree. Anyway, sorry this is so long, but at least you do have SOME options, not as desirable as being cured, but we all wish for that.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and try not to worry about
this through the holiday weekend. God Bless!
Pentasa 500mg/8x daily; Entocort 3mg/3x daily; Percocet/Ultram for pain; Protonix 40mg---was on Flagyl/Cipro for two weeks,(a few weeks ago), was supposed to be on it for three weeks but the cramping and diarrhea it caused made me stop
<FONT color=#0000ff>Neurontin 6 capsules/day[/color]
<FONT>Ferrous Sulfate 325mg/daily for anemia
<FONT color=#0000ff>Azathioprine 150mg