Welcome to HealingWell, PaloPalo. I've worked throughout my time with UC. Even when I was going 20-25 times a day, I made it to work most days for at least half a day. Of course, I gave up eating anything at work. I'd get up early, eat a good breakfast (usually a nourishing soup since I couldn't tolerate most cereals or the fats in traditional egg breakfasts), then for the next couple of hours I'd be back and forth to the bathroom, then I'd go to work.
I would skip lunch, and if I ate anything at all at work, it would be just a cracker. I made sure to get lots of fluids. Then I'd eat a good evening meal when I was home and had close access to the bathroom again.
I think as long as you're able to be up and around, that's much better for you than lying in bed. Total bed rest isn't really good for our bodies - it weakens our bones and muscles, and can cause phlebitis.
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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