I work at a non-profit health clinic, at a desk job, doing admin. work. I wouldn't exactly call it a "career", but it works for me. Since it's a medical facility, all my co-workers are totally understanding & supportive of my "bathroom issues" & my upcoming surgery. Plus, they've all seen me deteriorate over the past 2 years. I also find the non-profit sector to be more
open-minded & tolerant overall- I've been working in non-profits/human services for well over a decade, & that field is very "OK" with people's issues. There are times when I am working at ngiht, & I have to leave the front desk to run to the bathroom, but not many. And there are at least 5 bathrooms in the whole place, which is nice. Although this Fall, my daughter will be in school full-time & I am looking to change my hours, which means a possible job change. I'm thinking either Home Health Aide, or if not that, then something totally mindless like a cashier. Which I couldn't do at this time, but after surgery I should be alright.
diagnosed with UC '02
Asacol- 8 tabs/day
surgery scheduled 5/7/08- perm ileo