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Date Joined Jul 2005
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   Posted 5/1/2008 9:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I teach at a small pre-school.I love my job but my boss is a real piece of work. We get 3 sick days a year & when I called in sick  she gave me a hard time telling me that I need a drs note.She knows that I have uc .I told her that I wasn't going to the dr. because there is nothing she can do.I called the drs office &  told them my situation.They asked when I was last seen .Well, that was for my colonscope 5 yrs ago &  was told that by law  they can't give me a note.I have been under her care for 8 yrs taking asacol, canasa, & Rowesa enemas. I need to  come in.Don't need another colonscope for 3 more yrs. What will the dr do?I wouldn't mind just going in & paying for an office visit to get a note.Help!!!!!!!

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   Posted 5/1/2008 9:09 PM (GMT -6)   

I am surprised that you continue to get Rxs from your GI but yet you haven't had an appt. with him/her in 5 years?  It might be time to schedule an appt and get a note that covers you for absences. 


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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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 402
   Posted 5/1/2008 9:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I am equally surprised that you continue to get prescriptions from your doctor without seeing her. My GI wants to see me every 6 months, whether in flare or remission. After I was first diagnosed, I skipped a well visit and went a year without seeing him. When I tried to get my scripts refilled, he wouldn't do it without seeing me.
Proud new mom of a beautiful baby boy!
Current Medications:
- Asacol (4 pills, 3x per day)
- Rowasa (1 enema daily, as needed)
- Folic Acid (1 mg, 1x per day)
- Calcium (600 mg, 2x per day)
- Prenatal Vitamin (1x per day)

Sue T.
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 27
   Posted 5/1/2008 9:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm in middle of a flair and when I told my boss, she told me that she also has colitis. She let me off the hook.
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