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2b ColonFree
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   Posted 9/13/2010 6:46 AM (GMT -6)   
hi all,
 
i need y'all's advice/opinions. i'm now at the proccess of finding a new job. i've just recieved a phone call from someone who got my resume through the net and we set an interveiw for tomorrow. my question is am i obligated to inform him about my condition of having an ostomy? just not sure what i'm supposed to do. what would you all do? thanks for your advice.

suebear
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   Posted 9/13/2010 8:10 AM (GMT -6)   
No, it's none of their business. Unless of course, you difficulty performing all aspects of the job because of your ostomy.
If you can do the job with an ostomy they have no right to know.

Sue

80sChick
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   Posted 9/13/2010 4:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I just got a new job thanks to my ostomy. I didn't say anything about it. However, I have to have surgery on Thursday to remove some scar tissue, so my principal (I'm a teacher) asked why. She was genuinely concerned. I told her I had had previous surgeries due to Crohn's and she asked if I had "a bag" and I said yes. I'm not going to lie, plus I don't mind telling people, and she didn't care. If anything she feels bad for me, which is fine. Not going to lose my job over it.
Stephanie, 28 years old
Diagnosed with Crohn's Colitis March 2000
Possible diagnosis of IBS-D
Total Proctocolectomy and Permanent Ileostomy 3/18/10! :)
Blockage/Ileo revision 6/8/10 :/
 
Tried: Asacol, Remicade, 6mp, Humira, Xifaxan, Apriso, Imuran, Rowasa Enemas, Colocort Enemas, Psyllium Seed Powder... Tried Probiotics: Align (with no change except bloating) and VSL #3 DS (AWFUL diarrhea).
 
Currently taking: Prenatal Vitamin, Vitamin B 12 Complex, Biotin, Vitamin D, Calcium, Flomax (for urinary retention). 

Allison77
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   Posted 9/13/2010 6:04 PM (GMT -6)   
It's none of their business unless your applying to be a bikini model, they might frown on a "pouch" showing in the pictures. But seriously, no.

-Allie
RX Crohn's 1999, over 30 surgeries, 3 strokes, permanent colostomy and rectum removal.
 
"The most unfortunate thing that happens to a person who fears failure is that he limits himself by becoming afraid to try anything new."

flchurchlady
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   Posted 9/13/2010 7:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Hodaya,
I'm wishing you all the best with your interview tomorrow! You do not need to say anything about your ostomy (unless of course, you're interviewing to be a bikini model!) tongue
Let us know how it goes!
Cece
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at age 28. Proctocolectomy and permanent ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free and medicine-free since surgery and very thankful to be healthy again.

flchurchlady
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   Posted 9/13/2010 7:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Stephanie,
I hope your surgery on Thursday goes really well! I'll keep you in my prayers. I had surgery to remove a bunch of scar tissue over a year ago and have felt great ever since. It sounds like you have a really cool boss. Please keep us posted on how you're doing.
Hugs,
Cece

2b ColonFree
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   Posted 9/14/2010 1:29 AM (GMT -6)   
LOL thanks everyone. i don't know why i thought of this, they don't need to know anything. but if at some point it is found out, then i'm not embarressed by it.

thanks for the well wishes Cece :) will let you know.

Stephanie, best of luck on Thursday! let us know how you're doing.
Hodaya
06/05/2007 - STARR procedure
colonic inertia w/pelvic floor dysfunction
08/16/2009 - total colectomy w/ileorectal anastomosis
07/08/2010 - loop ileostomy

2b ColonFree
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   Posted 9/14/2010 8:10 AM (GMT -6)   
hey, the interveiw went great, the guy is really nice, but it's such a small office, i mean reeeeaaaaally small - just him and me..... he accepted me for the job, but i'm not sure i want it. the salary is not so great either. in any case, i don't start before the begining of Oct. will see about this.
Hodaya
06/05/2007 - STARR procedure
colonic inertia w/pelvic floor dysfunction
08/16/2009 - total colectomy w/ileorectal anastomosis
07/08/2010 - loop ileostomy

Cookie74
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   Posted 9/14/2010 8:44 AM (GMT -6)   
So pleased you've got the job. I'm sure you'll make the right decsion as to whether to take the post.
Epilepsy since childhood.  Controlled with neurosurgery in 2000 and continuing medication
Chronic constipation for as long as I can remember
2004 - Started with Severe M.E
2005 - Diagnosed with Heart murmur and tachychardia
2008 - Found to have Osteoporosis
2010 - Diagnosed with Colonic Inertia, Rectocele and Anismus

Collicat
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   Posted 9/14/2010 6:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Isn't it nice for that to be the problem.....having to decide to accept or not! It has to be a good feeling.

flchurchlady
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   Posted 9/14/2010 6:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations on getting the job! :-) That's good that he is a nice person. How is the job market over there? Here in the U.S., the unemployment rate is pretty high, so there is a lot of competition for each job. Let us know what you decide to do!

Anthony1977
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   Posted 9/14/2010 8:11 PM (GMT -6)   
congrats, and they don't have to know anything unless it would be an issue with you performing your job.

2b ColonFree
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   Posted 9/15/2010 8:39 AM (GMT -6)   
thanks so much everyone!

Collicat, lol that's exactly what i though too, i've never been in a situation in which they want me, but i don't really want them... it feels so weird, but sure is refreshing ;)

Cece, actually the market here is aweful too and it's usually very hard to find a job. this guy told me his business has been deteriorating significantly in the last 1-2 yrs, he seems desperate. i'm not sure i want it, cuz i need a place with more action, this place seems rather dead and depressing, i need to snap out of my OWN depression and i don't think this place will help me with that. so i don't know, will see.
Hodaya
06/05/2007 - STARR procedure
colonic inertia w/pelvic floor dysfunction
08/16/2009 - total colectomy w/ileorectal anastomosis
07/08/2010 - loop ileostomy

flchurchlady
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   Posted 9/15/2010 7:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Hodaya,
If it doesn't pay well, seems depressing, and you don't have to start working right away, then I would keep looking! I turned down a few job offers for the same reason (even in this bad job market) and am happy that I waited until the RIGHT job came along. It makes all the difference to be paid well and to be happy where you work. Praying that you find that perfect job soon!
:-) Cece

2b ColonFree
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   Posted 9/16/2010 2:42 AM (GMT -6)   
thanks Cece :)
Hodaya
06/05/2007 - STARR procedure
colonic inertia w/pelvic floor dysfunction
08/16/2009 - total colectomy w/ileorectal anastomosis
07/08/2010 - loop ileostomy
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