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   Posted 2/28/2008 6:41 PM (GMT -6)   
i got called for juty duty! ick!
i am wondering if i have to actually sit in on a trial, how i am gonna deal with having to go and empty my bag every three hours or so? and what would happen if i had a leak? i don't thinkthey would be overly happy about holding the trial up!!!
also, we have to drink alot, to keep from getting dehydrated, and eat more frequently.
If you have served in jury duty since your ostomy, how did you deal with it?

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   Posted 2/28/2008 7:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I just went thru this recently. Here is what I was instructed to do by the jury coordinator. Report as required. Go thru all of the questions, but let the coordinator know that you would like to speak to the judge personally regarding your medical situation. I had to explain my situation (exactly as you stated above) to the judge as well as the 2 attornies present. I was dismissed as soon as we had our little pow-wow!! I was sooooo happy. I had just worked myself into a real tizzy wondering what I would do --- all for nothing. And I had to drive over an hour each way. It was a federal case, not local.
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 

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   Posted 2/28/2008 9:48 PM (GMT -6)   
that would have been my suggestion, and look u dont even need to bring a doc's note! ur lil' bag should speak for itself lol
25 y/o female- crohns disease since 14
Ileostomy pending-very worried
Tried asacol,pentasa,prednisone,remicade,6mp,azasan, no avail
Seatons placed
Worst year ever!

"For God has not given us the spirit of fear....."
Where does mine come from?!
Temp Ileostomy performed 1/29/08
Still Adusting has been my Godsend...Thank you

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   Posted 2/28/2008 11:29 PM (GMT -6)   
lol, i hope i don't have to show it so they will believe me!
i kind of thought that once they heard the story they would let me out, seems like all that trouble would surely hold up a trial!
anyway thanks everyone
peggy, i will worry myself over it too!

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   Posted 2/29/2008 7:15 AM (GMT -6)   
I did jury duty a few years ago. Don't worry, they give you plenty of breaks, others besides you will need to go to the loo, etc :)
I have had an ileostomy for 32 years now due to UC.
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   Posted 2/29/2008 9:05 AM (GMT -6)   
I also have successfully participated in a jury trial, even was the foreperson! I never gave it a second thought. There are SO many recesses and breaks that it shouldn't hinder your ability to participate.

dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free

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   Posted 3/6/2008 8:06 PM (GMT -6)   
we all need to do our jury duty! those that skip make those of us who do answer the summons have to serve duty more often than is our fair will be fine. there are many breaks, plus you might get on an interesting trial...
"I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together!" - The Beatles

doesn't that just sound cool when you sing it?

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