Thanks everyone, I am currently on break at work. This morning I didn’t do much. I spent the time talking with most of my coworkers. I had a little difficulty logging into my computer. I had to call the help desk to have them reset my password. I have over 500 emails waiting for me, mostly company and union news.
I saw the company nurse this morning. She wants me to work half days for the next 2 weeks then ease me into fulltime over the next 2 weeks by having me work full time for 2 days the first week and 3 days the next week. After that I will be working fulltime every day. She wants to see me late next week to reevaluate my situation. We have a first aid room with a bed in it. She said if I need a rest I could use it. They really are trying to accommodate me the best they can. The nurse would like me to see my doctor before I start full time.
As far as my razor blade bowel movements they only started last week. Before that I was having issues with burning skin around my bum. I have been spraying my bum with water after every BM and applying butt cream before and after every BM. I no longer have butt pain on the outside skin but it seemed to have moved inside my anus were I can’t treat it easily. I haven’t spoken to my doctor about
it yet but hope to in a week at my next appointment.
Bye for now, I have to read those 500 + emails.
Diagnosed in 2000 at age 43 with UC. Colon removed October 20/08.
Bad reaction to Asacol, Pentasa and Dipentum - can’t take any more 5ASAs.
Prednisone - worked well for 1 month, then side effects became unbearable.
6-MP - blood tests showed not metabolizing properly.
Corticosteroid enema, Flagyl, Ciprofloxin, VSL#3, Adacolumn Apheresis – no effect
Methotrexate with Remicade - 7 infusions with no improvement
Folic Acid and B12 injections.
Abatacept trial - no effect