I initially picked chemistry as my major with a minor in theater. I changed to undecided for a major amd stuck with theater as my minor. Then I made theater my major. I initially focused in acting but preffered costume design and prop design the best. I enjoyed other backstage things too. When I graduated tho I was not making much money being a costume designer for a childrens theater in my state. I did that mail away thing where you get a diploma and I studied animal care. I then worked for a veterinarian for 2 years...before I was rushed to the hospital to find my ileum perforated. When I was to return to work they let me go saying there was no job for me there anymore fearing I was going to be a liability for them.
I then got a job as a receptionist at a hospital. I was working in their family care practice. The 1st day I started I told the manager about
my CD. In November I ended up hospitalized for the 5th time this year and I was in for 1 week they let me go saying I missed to many days since I just started in Sept and I was temp to hire. They said even if I was a hire full time rather than temp to hire the same would have happened....basically I was told you cannot miss 1 day your first year even if a relative passes away. Well needless to say I have now applied for disability since I will be needing a 4th surgery this year and I was denied unemployment from when my other job let me go. I was told I voluntarily quit since I did not ask for a leave of abscence....I was rushed to a hospital on a Sunday dont know how I was supposed to ask to apply for the Flma if I had no idea I was going to be rushed via ambulance and have to have 2 emergency surgeries then a 3rd one....grrrr worked for medical areas and they didnt understand so dont go on that alone.
I love working with the animals but I am so allergic that my docs prefer I no longer be a vet assistant/tech. I never called out of that job once If I had to be out I had a Drs note I worked lots of OT while there and was in a serios flare preceeding the surgeries from August 06 and never missed a day...sometimes you give and give then you get stepped on.
Hopefully you will find something you love...trust me you will be more inclined to show up on your blah days when you love what you do and save those sick days for the bad days and hope you wont have any terrible flares or if heaven forbid you do hopefully wherever you end up I hope they understand. Somedays I just wish for like 2 hours ort so these *Expletive deleted* know how you feel on days when you are flaring and show up to work anyway. I even have wished just for 10 minutes my husband knows what I go through physically...He sees me but when I dont appear sick sometimes he thinks I cam do a bazillion things...last time that happened ummm yeah I was admitted to the hospital the following day with a fever of 102 with the picc line sepsis a few weeks back.
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987