I second the comment on dietary manipulations. It can certainly improve your situation enough to make holding a regular job much easier. There are several good books out there with slightly different approaches: Breaking the Vicious Cycle, Listen to Your Gut and The New Eating Right for a Bad Gut are three I'd recommend. I'd also suggest you look into supplementing your diet with Absorb Plus shakes, an enteral formulation specifically for folks with IBD, to help you get your weight loss under control.
That said, I'm a big proponent of NOT staying in a miserable job situation. It puzzles me why folks will drag on for years, stuck with a boss who's a jerk, hurtful coworkers, killer hours with no allowance for personal life, poor pay, etc. There are other options out there. There are great places to work, supportive bosses, flexible hours and jobs that are more UC-friendly - including working pretty much independently, being close to restrooms, etc.
When I was diagnosed, I worked for a small ad agency for a boss who was the worst kind of manipulative jerk. The work was stressful, the other employees were petty and I was the only one who could do Web design. They were actually calling me while I was in the hospital, asking me stuff about
our Web accounts. I quit that job and found another one where the boss was friendly and supportive of my condition. Hours were flexible, so if mornings were rough, it didn't matter if I was a little late; I'd stay later in the evening. It was a much better situation and the support and lack of stress helped me get better. I say start watching the want ads. Get on monster.com and start looking for opportunities or even ideas about
a career change. Find something that works for you.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999
C-scope confirmed UC diagnosis 9/18/2007
No explanation for right side pain and thickening of bowel wall
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine, back on a pred taper for first flare in years
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and Mucosaheal.