I managed to muddle through work for years and years in spite of considerable pain, and occasional urgency, while I kept trying this and that big gun as well as alternative treatments galore. In recent years my sick calls and sometimes whole weeks became increasingky frequent to the point that I eat into unpaid FMLA time. nWhen I took a sober look at my life for the past few years, and realized that for me life largely consisted of either work, or recovering/convalescing from work- i e going through the motions rather than enjoying work and life- I knew that it was time to throw in the towel and make the jump to surgery. Hoping most in the forum can avoid that (though fear of it is grossly overblown on this forum, IMO, now that I have seen the benefits) but the DD takes its toll on those kike me who are treatment resistant, and I am amazed that I could work productively for all those years. It's sickening though to look back at pictures of myself at work and home and see a fake smile due to the pain.
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