Even though the law can require them to give you a reasonable accommodation....who wants to start out a new job making demands like that? Ah ha, you hired a disabled person and didn't know it, now instead of solving your problems I'm a problem for you to solve. It's human nature, they will resent it. Not everyone is going to be compassionate as you might hope, when it comes to their pocketbooks -- or the impression they are making up the line with their decision to hire you -- affected. And if they handle it wrong, you've got a legal battle on your hands that is going to make you sick and tired.
If you need an accommodation to keep you job, it is your right to ask for it. But don't expect them to be happy about it. The job market is just too competitive to risk it, in my view, if you don't have to.
This disease is absolutely chronic! And I often notice people in jobs and think, geez, I could never do that with this stupid disease...what freedom they must enjoy that they probably don't appreciate....
Anyway, off my soapbox. FightingChance, how did it go?????
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering. Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares.
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed wheat/gluten, other intolerances; eliminated all wheat/gluten from my diet. Probiotics (Ultimate Flora, 50 billion), trying Curamin.
Flaring, seasonal? or supplements too harsh? Back on prednisone, tried to taper but now back up to 20-30 after several really bad days. Waiting for insurance decison on Humira...soon...