I work full-time and have throughout the course of my disease. I work for a social service agency, and I'm in the office, so I can go when I need to, but the bathroom isn't as close as I would have liked. On really bad days, my employer would let me work from home all or part of a day on occasion. All of my co-workers know of my issues, so understand if I suddenly get up and leave a meeting. I keep a change of underwear, wet wipes and mini-pads in my desk for emergencies.
In my case, I needed to work for my own mental health. My work is part of my self-image, which was already damaged by the DD, so I was really upset at the thought of having to go on disability. Sounds like you may be suffering mentally from being at home. See if your employer will agree to let you try coming back part-time to see if it works out for you.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
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