Hello dmacell -- great advice so far. Those days when you feel like things are going backwards can sure beat you up.
My hubby is at the point overall his days are more better than not. Even on a lot of the good days there may be a little blip here and there with a sudden BM urge and once that is over with he feels relief.
He still has a ways to go but considering where he has been he is grateful to be functional. Still needs a lot of rest. My heart goes out to all of you who must work, raise families and have so many others depending on you. My husband is lucky - retired and he has me to "mother" him....lol.
Your HR person needs some sensitivity training me thinks. She needs to be a better listener and not be so free with her opinion. Like I said in another post if they don't have MD after their name I ignore most of what is offered as advice unless I am getting it from here from people who get "IT"
I hope this set back is very temporary for you and you get back to your favorite pastime "enjoying life"!!!
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