There was a brief, sweet period of time when I was symptom free. I jumped at the opportunity to get back to work. I landed a dream job as a gymnastics instructor. I was loving being able to get back to working out and get paid for it at the same time!
Then Pleurisy sent me to the ER. The Doctor put me on a medical profile that had a strict lifting limitation. No more than 3lbs. Well, there went my job. I was lifting, flipping and spotting children and teenagers (most that were bigger than I, as I'm petite) for hours a day. I hoped the condition would pass sooner rather than later, since the Doctor explained that it isn't a lasting condition and usually clears up within three days, a month at the latest. That was three years ago, it still comes and goes.
The gym offered after school child care, preschool and pre athletic training that management allowed me to do. I eventually realized that the lifting restriction could put the kids in danger. One of my four year old pre schoolers, tiny for her age, slipped through a weak spot of a trampoline and got stuck between the coils. There was a six foot drop to the concrete below. I got to her before she slipped completely through and ignored the restriction and lifted her out. Poor thing had busted her lip but was otherwise alright. That's when I decided to leave the job, sadly. They say I can come back any time and allow me to visit often. Good luck with your job and I hope you get to feeling better soon.
-Ruptured ovarian cyst 7/4/2003 hospitalized for 3 days
Dx Endometriosis 11/10/2003 hospitalized for 3 days
-Ulcerative Colitis Dx 10/2005
-Pleurisy Dx 12/26/2007
-1st and only UC flare Jan-Mar 2006
1.2gm Lialda 3 daily, 100mg Zoloft, 110mcg Fluticasone, Proventil, Vit. B12 complex, 400mcg Folic Acid, 400iu Vit. E, 1000mg Vit. C, 800iu Vit. A, 454gm Hydrocerin.