Working With Crohn’s Disease and IBD

Working With Crohn’s Disease and IBD
Working with Crohn's Disease and IBD If you suffer from Crohn's disease, you may or may not still be working a typical full-time job. Some IBD sufferers may have complications that prevent them from working the "normal" 9 to 5. For some, careers, educations, and personal life sit on the back burner while they manage their disease. When I began having Crohn's problems, I was in school, and I am lucky enough to have completed it before my Crohn's got worse. Months later, my Crohn's disease progressed and I began to have more troubles, such as bleeding, urgency, incontinence, and the "fun" that comes with getting a diagnosis. My diagnosis took two years, but during this time, I started a job. Then my perianal abscess and fistulotomy abruptly happened not long after. I had to walk away from the job to recover from one rectal surgery after another. That is when I moved. After I moved, I didn't go to work for another two years. Granted, I worked from home writing, but nothing else. Colonoscopy after colonoscopy, endoscopies and pill capsule endoscopies, scans, tests, more ailments like migraines and ovarian cysts, Crohn's-induced emergency room visits, anxiety, depression, and the fear of an "accident" happening ... it consumed my life and I was unable to work.
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