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KarKar
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   Posted 9/6/2007 8:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone,

I'm a 25 yr old female, diagnosed with UC when I was 17. I'm finishing up grad school and I'm really nervous about finding a job that will be understanding of my health issues. Does anyone have any suggestions or experiences of jobs or fields that are flexible (mornings are really bad for me). I'm afraid I will never be employed because people will think I'm undependable (off to the bathroom alllll the time!) or a slacker (can't show up early!)

Any help would really help. Thanks!

expecting226
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   Posted 9/6/2007 8:25 AM (GMT -7)   
KarKar - What are your degrees in?

KarKar
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   Posted 9/6/2007 8:29 AM (GMT -7)   
BA in Sociology (minor in Women Studies)
will have my Masters (this May) in Public Administration.

To be honest though, I have no idea what I want to do!

princesa
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   Posted 9/6/2007 12:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Working a home-based business would be ideal, except for health insurance issues for the self-employed.

It may be easier to identify what you don't want: any type of job where you're "on duty" and are unable to take restroom breaks when needed, such as receptionist or teacher. Any job that has you on the road, traveling alot, visiting clients, making deliveries would be tough. You also want to avoid stressful, high pressure jobs.

On the other hand, a computer/desk job with a relaxed company that cares about it's employees seems like it would be ideal. I'm a graphic designer, working for a state agency. The pay's not what I'd make at a big time ad agency, but the stress level and work load are much, much better and there's no overtime. I have my own office and easy access to a number of restrooms in the building.

I'm a firm believer in letting your prospective employer know what's going on when you get to the point a job is being offered. Some folks disagree, thinking talking about health issues may cause you to lose the job, but it's much better to be up front about your situation. Let them know you may need a little leeway here and there, but you'll make up missed time and be a dedicated employee. If you don't reveal your diagnosis, your employer may take that as dishonesty in the application process and that can be grounds for dismissal. IMHO, you don't want to work for a company that can't be compassionate and understanding about your health struggles.


Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999
Possibly misdiagnosed
 
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps
 
 


Beth75
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   Posted 9/6/2007 1:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I see both sides, but for me I started my job 1 month after being dx'd and said nothing. I don't think I would bring it up at any potential interview, I would not want them to think I would be asking them for special treatment up front.....not that I am or anyone else is, but it's how people think. I mean if you have two equal candidates and the only difference is one of them is going to miss work more than the other one even though for very good reasons, how do you choose?

I go through small spurts of where it is bad and have to use the bathroom a lot, no one has said anything to me and no one notices......it's not an issue and I get my job done. My old boss knew and he left, so no one in upper managment knows and if I feel they need to then I will tell them.

I wouldn't say anything up front unless I knew I would be in the bathroom a lot and if you know you are going to be on the toilet from 9 to 11am and you know that you need to be there at that time, then yes, I would suppose you'd need to tell them why you wont be at your desk for hours.

But multiple trips to the bathroom in the am is typical when I am flaring and really I dont' think is cause to say anything unless it really is going to hinder your job, I mean if you are going to need people to cover you.
Beth, 31
UC Diagnosed March 2000
Lialda 2.4mg 1xday since 8/24/07 (prev. Asacol 4800mg day),Calcium and Vit D 500mg 2xday.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) Diagnosed Sept 2007
Prednisone 60mg 1xday, Simvastatin 20 mg 1xday
Diovan 80mg 1xday. May be from hypersensitivty to Sulfasalazine (2000 to 2006), cause unknown.


KarKar
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   Posted 9/6/2007 3:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, I appreciate the advice. I'm starting to apply for internships/jobs this week and I was wondering about informing my prospective employer or not.

I've been thinking about working in an office because I feel there would be more leeway. I've also been thinking about working at an organization that deals with disabilities because I feel (due to their mission) that they would be more understanding.

I have a great deal of stress around employment. Part of me would love to work from home, but fear the lack of health insurance. My mother was quite ill when I was younger and w/o my Dad's work insurance we would have been in huge financial trouble. Having a pre-existing life-long disease brings health insurance concerns to the forefront of my mind.

princesa
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   Posted 9/6/2007 3:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Beth75 said...
I wouldn't say anything up front unless I knew I would be in the bathroom a lot and if you know you are going to be on the toilet from 9 to 11am and you know that you need to be there at that time, then yes, I would suppose you'd need to tell them why you wont be at your desk for hours.

I'm working on the assumption she's in a pretty active flare. I interviewed for a job when I was first diagnosed and was still very ill. I'm looked ill - thin with pred moon face. I didn't spend hours in the bathroom, but I was in and out alot. I had to hit the bathroom as soon as I arrived at the building after a 20 minute commute. I figured it would be obvious something was wrong. For me, it's less stressful to have the cards on the table. I had a great boss who was very supportive.
 
By the time I interviewed for my current job, four years ago, I was in remission (and had been stable for a while) and didn't mention it during the interview process. It's a judgement call, depending on your current state of health.
 
KarKar, an agency dealing with the disabled sounds like good place to consider. Anything that's not fast-paced, cut-throat and competitive.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999
Possibly misdiagnosed
 
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps
 
 


kb5
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   Posted 9/6/2007 3:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Where are you located? If you are near chicago i know some people at non profits working with people with disabilities. I have worked with them since I was a kid. They have given me great jobs in the past and have always been accomodating to my UC. My passion is in public schools however so I am not with them now. But if you are out here I would be happy to get you in touch with them.
Kelly, 29

Left sided UC diagnosed 1/98 age 19, Pan colitis diagnosed 1/07
Currently on 4x3 Asacol, Rowasa every other night, down to 20 mg pred.
75mg Imuran starting 8/23/07---fingers crossed!
Prontonix once daily for acid reflux, zofran twice daily for nausea


KarKar
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   Posted 9/6/2007 3:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Kelly,
You are so incredibly kind. Thank you for the lovely gesture. Unfortunately I am in Mass (specifically Worcester) for the next year, with a good possibility of moving to Missouri after I graduate in May.

Thank you again for your offer. Your kindness goes a long way :)

tenebrae
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   Posted 9/6/2007 11:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Ive had UC for at least a year and a half now (just officially diagnosed last feb.), and I find the job thing extremely daunting. I really stress out over it a lot. I started getting sick just after I lost my job and my health insurance (i had symptoms for years before, but my Dr. dismissed them), and I have had so much trouble trying to find a job.

I've been on my way to interviews when the cramps start, and have had to cancel at the last minute. On the rare occasion that all goes well and I make it to the interview, i am usually so nervous that I come off like some kind of lunatic, sweating profusely, just waiting to get out of there and find a bathroom. I've accepted jobs and have had to quit during training because of feeling so sick. I am in pain from the time I wake up in the morning to the time I go to sleep, and I am in the bathroom at least 20 times a day. Its constant...at best I might have 30 minutes to an hour with no problems but thats it.

I'm racking my brain trying to figure out a way to get back to work, and I honestly can't come up with anything. It's usually too hard for me to drive 5 minutes to the grocery store without any problems, and the thought of driving 30 or 40 minutes to work in traffic gives me extreme anxiety. I have a ton of debt from being out of work for so long, and to top it off my new insurance has denied every medical claim i've sent them so now I have a 25 grand bill from my last hospital stay and I can't afford further treatments. I've looked into work from home jobs but 99% of them are scams. I feel like I'm in some kind of limbo, like i'm imprisoned in my own house. I'm almost at the end of my rope here...

FosterDad
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   Posted 9/6/2007 11:44 PM (GMT -7)   

Im not sure were you live, but I have had intestinal problems for 15 years and just found out it is UC.  about 12 years ago I made the decision to work from home and began rehabilitation head injury victums...(they would live in my home with me)  After 4 years of that I decided to work with problem teens, so I am now, and have been, running a very successfull " Emergency Receiving Home for Foster Children, Level 3 "  It is also quite rewarding and I make a very comfortable living in this .  I pretty much am able to set my own meetings and I am still at the comfort of my own home.

Anyways, just thought I would throw that out there.  There are a lot of things you can do from your home if you really need to.

Take care and good luck.


Just diagnosed Aug. 14/07
Asacol 2 x 4 (5-Aminosalicylic Acid 400mg)
Pred. 40mg


tenebrae
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   Posted 9/7/2007 12:11 AM (GMT -7)   
i just moved back to my hometown near New Orleans so my family can help me through this. 2 years after Katrina, and there are still not a lot of jobs to be had. Most of the jobs around here right now are demolition and destruction, and even if I wasn't running to the bathroom all day the joint pain I have would keep me from doing most of that.

At my old job in California, before I was diagnosed, I actually applied to a work at home job through my company (i was starting to feel sick, my doctor kept dismissing my symptoms, i thought my problems were due to the stress of my job). My manager fired me 2 hours after I sent her the application (I later found out from a co-worker she was mad at me for trying to "abandon the team"). I've been told by my doctors to apply for disability, but I kind of have a problem with it because I have a degree and several years experience and sitting at home is driving me crazy. I'm also worried about being denied. I'm going to apply anyway, but I'd like it to be a last resort, you know? I can't depend on that, I need a more feasible solution.

thanks for the help, I'm not going to give up looking

KL
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   Posted 9/7/2007 7:05 AM (GMT -7)   
I work 12 hour shifts as a RN in a hospital. I work 7pm to 7:30 am (We do not get paid for our meals). I then have a 1/2 hour drive home and literally have to RUN into the house to use the bathroom. Mornings are the very worst for me. Working in a hospital setting I am very open with my coworkers about UC and now Pancreatitis. Up until I got Pancreatitis this Spring I had never used a sick day due to my UC. Not that I shouldn't have, just didn't. Quess I am just very stubborn.:)) There have been times that my coworkers wanted to put me in a wheelchair and take me to the Emergency Dept but I absolutely refused; like when my Hemoglobin was less than 8.0, or they would see me with obvious pain (I rarely have any pain with my UC) or they could smell the "GI bleed" and would think it was one of the patients until a coworker would catch on that I was flaring again. (GI bleeders have a very distinct odor to their stools). I might have the wrong thought process but I refuse to let UC beat me.

sodbuster19
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   Posted 9/9/2007 5:33 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't think it would be a problem. Myself, I am an over the road truck driver, and have been for the last 18yrs. I found out I had UC 9yrs ago. If you are worried about finding a job that will work with your UC, just try being stuck in a trafic jam while you're flairing!! It can be done, ya jut have to plan. Maybe wearing adult depends while at work or make sure you have an emergency set of clothes at work, just in case.

dakotagirl
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   Posted 9/9/2007 6:44 PM (GMT -7)   
The job I have now I got after I was dx'd with UC. I didn't say anything up front - but after they stuck me out counting cars for three days, I said - no more, I have a chronic health condition and can't be away from the bathroom like that. No one said anything about it until the HR rep happened to be in our office for something else. Then my boss kindly asked that I tell the HR rep if there were any accomidations that I needed - due to the ADA act. I must admit, I am in a good situation, with a very understanding boss. There have been weeks at a time where there was NO WAY I could work 40 hours - my boss has been okay with me using PTO to fill in the time, or occasionally taking unpaid leave.

Many work places are pretty accomadating.
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
 
Asacol 12 per day,  Azathioprine 75mg, Rowasa and Canasa as needed
Aciphex, Effexor XR, BCP, Rhinocort nasal spray
Culturelle, Biotin, Folic Acid, Forvia, Calcium, and B12
 
Osteopenia (hip and spine) from prednisone use.  Started Azathioprine because I was steroid dependent.
 
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Mildewval
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   Posted 9/14/2007 10:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Princesa said "If you don't reveal your diagnosis, your employer may take that as dishonesty in the application process and that can be grounds for dismissal."

In the US this in not true. An employer can terminate employment if you lie on an application (like your job history or a degree)or don't disclose things (when asked) about a criminal record. They can ask you "can you do the essential duties of the position with or without an accomodation?". If you can and say yes to that question you should be ok. If you can't and say yes, then you can be terminated. But not because of dishonesty, rather because you can't do the job.

Under ADA an employer must provide a "reasonable accommodation". But what is a reasonable accommodation? Legally speaking it can't cause and "undue hardship" to the employer. The courts have been very generous to employees in this regard but it is still undefined. The courts usually look at the cost of the accommodation, not the disability. UC is probably covered under ADA. Generally speaking in an office type job, going to the bathroom a lot would be a reasonable accommodation. Missing a lot of work would, in most cases not be reasonable.

I'm a recruiter and I HATE it when people tell me about their disease or other personal issues. It is not relevant to the job. All I need to know is can you do the job, can you work the hours, how much do you want to get paid, and are you responsible, friendly, reasonable person. I don't want to know if you are married, have kids, your religion, your health history, your family history or you age. So with that said, dont' tell them about your UC. It just puts you at a disadvantage.

I do think that AFTER you are offered a job, it is appropriate to bring it up early. But only if you are experiencing symptoms. And come prepared knowing the rules and the laws. That will help if you do happen to work for an employer that doesn't want to be bothered. But generally speaking most employers will probably be reasonable. Especially if you know your rights :)
Pancolitis since October 2004
Currently experiencing symptoms- blood and mild pain. Have started ANOTHER round of enemas.
My drugs of choice: Asacol 2-3 times a day (if I remember), Imuran, Canasa suppositories every other day, probiotics, fish oil, Iron, multi-vitamin
My other therapies of choice: Yoga, walking, my animals, and whining.


KarKar
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   Posted 9/20/2007 1:48 PM (GMT -7)   
update:

I sent in a resume to intern for the American Cancer Society last week and I got a call to come in and interview! Eek! The internship doesn't start until December- but I'm very excited/nervous to go meet the Development Director. I'm thinking I won't mention my UC unless it directly relates to part of our discussion...but who knows- I'll make the call when I get there.

I really REALLY hope my tummy behaves during the interview. I suspect I will have to load up on the Klonopin. Oh well.

Wish me luck!
25/F
diagnosed 1999


perach
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   Posted 9/20/2007 8:21 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been in my job for about three months, I interviewed during a flare and by the time I started I was weak and moon faced from prednisone. Though it was tough, I actually think that having a new challenge helped my cope with my UC better. I spend less time worrying about it and more time focusing on my job. Don't get me wrong, it hasn't been easy, but you can do it! I have not told my employer specifics but have alluded to health issues and they've been understanding. I think as long as you do good work and show them you're an asset you'll do great. Good luck.
-currently having a flare
-prednisone , rowasa enema, Lialda (4 pills 1 time a day), canasa, probiotic, multivitamin, calcium with vitamin d, iron


Mildewval
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   Posted 9/20/2007 8:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Good luck with your interview! That sounds like an awesome job. And probably a supportive organization.
Pancolitis since October 2004
Currently experiencing symptoms- blood and mild pain. Have started ANOTHER round of enemas.
My drugs of choice: Asacol 2-3 times a day (if I remember), Imuran, Canasa suppositories every other day, probiotics, fish oil, Iron, multi-vitamin
My other therapies of choice: Yoga, walking, my animals, and whining.


birdiem
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   Posted 9/21/2007 5:23 AM (GMT -7)   
KarKar,

As a recent college grad, I totally understand. I have two jobs: one is an unpaid internship in a small office (with one bathroom) and the other is working as a nanny for two (older) children for the nicest family. I get both ends of the spectrum. I can use the bathroom without anyone really paying attention at one (as a nanny) and quite obviously at the other (internship). Ironically, I have told the nice family about my condition and not the internship. To make a long story short--sorry I am rambling--the decision is up to you and your comfort level. Generally you can feel these things out. I wouldn't mention it unless it is brought up, but that is just me. Good luck with the interview. I know how stressful looking for a job right now is--not helpful for the colon, I understand. Keep us posted :)
katie
22
diagnosed with cecal volvulus, 2006; two colon resections in the same year
diagnosed with colitis 2007
malrotated colon
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Windy75
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   Posted 9/21/2007 4:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Good luck with the interview KarKar, it sounds like the ideal place to work.

As a bit of advice for anyone else looking at different jobs, if I was at the start of my career again I'd certainly go down a different route. I work in sales which is stressful for a start, it's a hire and fire type of environment where you're never safe, always being judged on the current business regardless of how well you did last month! It's also road based, so i spend 10 to 12 hours out of the house most days, I cover the south of the UK, you'd be amazed how hard it is to find both parking and toilets together in London! I've had numerous occasions when I've had to head home early, often not making it to the toilet in time and having to drive in severe pain once I can bring myself to. My wife is trying to get me to change job at the moment, to a more senior level of the same kind, but the stress of thinking about it is making me worse. A typical example was today; last night i was up until 2ish to and fro to the toilet, then had to get up at 5:30 to drive 140 miles to Portsmouth harbour to get a ferry to the Isle of Wight, then got home at 6:30, absolutely exhausted, now it's 12:20am and I can't get to bed as I'm to and fro to the toilet again!! Thankfully today I got to the toilet every time I needed to.

Road based sales - best to avoid it!!

Dan
Diagnosed 2002, had first endoscopy on my 27th birthday!!
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Predfoam
Aloe
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ThePostmodernIrony
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   Posted 9/22/2007 11:32 AM (GMT -7)   
tenebrae: You said "I am in pain from the time I wake up in the morning to the time I go to sleep, and I am in the bathroom at least 20 times a day. Its constant...at best I might have 30 minutes to an hour with no problems but thats it."

It sounds like your quality of life is really low. I know you said you talked to alot of doctors, but I would keep searching until someone finds something that can help you because from the sounds of it you are barely living. Search out some help for people without insurance too, I think CCFA has something like that. Good luck

KarKar: Awesome with the interview. Let me tell you a little about my situation. I graduated from school to be a teacher. I got U.C. right before that when I was about to start student teaching. Prednisone got me through that. However, I applied for a whole lot of jobs and didn't get any in my concentration. I went through a few rough times, tried to force substituting in the inner city, but it didn't work out and I hit rock bottom. I volunteered a little which always helps to make you feel better. I focused on having a handle on living with UC and being able to feed myself with the food restrictions that my UC seems to leave me. Meanwhile, I went back to the community college and took courses to get a second certification in a high-need area. Once I got my new certification, I applied like crazy. Having interview experience from the first go-around definitely helped. However, it did not prevent me from feeling lots of urgency right before I was going to the interview. I would say, definitely leave yourself plenty of time before, that way you can make some emergency bathroom trips. My second interview with this certification, I had to stop at local fast-food restaurants twice and debated not going to the interview. I went and had to wait for an hour and one of the other guys there to interview already knew the people from the school and happened to be applying to the same position as me. I thought to myself, oh boy...in my heavily 'connected' state, i won't get this job. I thought, well, I made it to the interview, I have absolutely nothing to lose. I went in there, feeling heroic that I even made it to the interview and gave it my all. They asked me some of the right questions (which is luck) but I had thought about them ( so I was prepared). A book I recommend is "What color is your parachute" - gives you a good perspective on interviews and also on deciding a career and jobhunting. Helped me through the post school discomfort. Anyways, they called me that night and told me I had the job!! I never mentioned what I went through, but before accepting the job, I had to make sure the new insurance covered remicade. The principal did not want to know about my condition or medicine because of confidentiality issues. I said he would probably find out eventually, but he insisted on not knowing. I talked to the insurance person and it was covered. i have survived the first 3 weeks or so and it hasn't always been easy. I wake up super early so I have plenty of time in the morning to work everything out. That also helps to decrease stress, when you can go at your own pace. I am really growing into the job and happy. We have a couple of breaks and I know which bathrooms to sneak off to. Sure a few of the teachers have come to the bathroom right after me, and must be disgusted, hahah, but if you aren't stressed about that, then you can manage. I know I can do this, I want to do this, so I can make it work. I always make sure I get enough sleep as priority number one. I have held back on doing too much until I feel more accustomed. I thought I would never be able to get in front of kids and help them learn for a whole day, but now sometimes I spend 9 hours at school. I don't know if this is helpful, but I went through incredible frustration but have somehow managed to achieve my goals that I have had for years, so don't give up. U.C. can actually make you stronger in dealing with stuff. I don't know if I would have gotten this job if I hadn't had all the trials i had right before the interview. Good luck
UC diagnosed January 05

Past Meds: Azasan (Imuran) - piercing chest pains after six days so tried different brand aka Azathioprine - morning nausea /didn't really help after more than 6 months, canasa (tried but got worse at the time - connected or not laying off for now)
Current meds: Asacol 2 - 3x, Aciphex (acid reflux), Remicade - 6 treatments, prednisone boo 10mg now tapering, multivitamin, caltrate 2x a day. probiotic (florasmart right now), astelin (nasal spray) as needed, allergy shots

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flchurchlady
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   Posted 9/22/2007 6:20 PM (GMT -7)   
KarKar
Good luck with your interview. Since it's an organization that helps people with cancer, I would think that your co-workers would be understanding about your illness. I wouldn't necessarily tell them about it during the interview, unless it's relevant to a question they're asking.
 
I have worked in a church office for 10 years, and they have been wonderful to me regarding my illness. There were times when I had to take several months off - either during a bad flare or for surgery - and they always made sure that my job was covered while I was gone and that it was there for me when I got back. It alleviated so much stress to have that assurance that I wasn't going to get fired, just because I got sick.
 
Let us know how it goes!
Cecilia

jwogie
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   Posted 9/23/2007 7:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Karkar: What is Klonopin?? Try taking some Pepto Bismal and see if that gives you some relief in the mornings. Others swear by Imodium too. Good luck to you!!
- 45 year old; female
- diagnosed with UC in Sept 1991
- appendectomy and 7 years remission
- almost constant flare-ups in past 5 years
- currently on 9 mg Entocort, fish oil--feeling good!
- Lialda started 8/21, 2 pills per day


KarKar
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   Posted 10/10/2007 9:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone!

So I had my interview last Wednesday and it went great =) I took some anxiety meds before hand and thus had no urges to run to the bathroom. She was very excited about having me intern and hired me on the spot!! (Although I don't know how exciting it is to be hired for a non-paying job :-) ). In the end I did not mention my UC as it did not seem pertinent- esp. because it appears I will be able to make my own hours and at times work from home. We shall see if I feel as though I need to make it known to my boss later on, but for now everything seems good. I start in December- yay!

Thank you to everyone who wished we luck. I really appreciate it. I've never been in a UC support group or on a message board, and it truly does help to know that there are people who understand my concerns and can support me in a ways other w/o UC simply cannot.

I hope this finds everyone well.


ps: Klonopin is an anti-anxiety med. I may have spelling is wrong!
25/F
diagnosed 1999

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