Posted 10/15/2007 12:18 PM (GMT -7)
It went great, I know I did not have to tell her but. I had missed a day and left early a couple of days and if I end up going the remicade route (my ins. will pay), will need to take off more days and then a personal day every 8 weeks. Plus with this this roller coaster ride I have been on, I don't know how i'll feel one day to the next.
She was mostly worried was I going to be ok and let me know if I need to work from home just to let her know and will get me a laptop and cell phone (i'm in sales) and that I really don't need to be in the office every day and asked if I was going to need extra help and was just very accommodating.
It was such a relief to just have her understand that with all my doc appt's and days off here and there for this and that, that I had been well for 7yrs (much better than I am now) and just going through this now. Plus to know I can work from home if/when I need to will ease my stress.
I have been w/my co for nearly 8 years and she has been w/the co for probably 20 years and is a new boss for me (interal changes). My prev. boss knew but I had not told anyone else besides a few co-worker/friends.
Going to doc tomorrow and then following up to see when I can get my 2nd opinion/possibly changing doc, depends on what the new doc says and how I feel about the two of them.
I gotta get out of this flare. I have only been flaring like this for 4 weeks and I don't know how people have done this for any longer than that, I feel like I am at the end of my rope of sanity/sleep and feeling like crap with all the UC pains.
UC Diagnosed March 2000
Hydrocortisone enemas 1xday
Lialda 2.4mg 1xday since 8/24/07 ; prev. Asacol 4800mg day,Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) Diagnosed Sept 2007
Prednisone 60mg 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 80mg 1xday. Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.