I think what iPoop is saying is true. There are so many treatment options, if you ran through all of them without success, and you had surgery, and you still struggled to function well enough to work, then I think you would have a very strong case.
I have seen a few people getting SSDI even though they weren't in the situation I described above though, and I have friends/family who get it for much less than UC, so perhaps it's mostly dependent on your ability to fill out paperwork or get the right lawyer? Appeal over and over again?
C diff is curable with antibiotics. I don't think that would be a consideration at all. Perhaps for short term time off...
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