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Finding a job?


Mon, April 15, 2019 1:11 PM

I have had Crohns for over 17years and have gone through ups and downs with my disease. I have been home with my kids but now that my youngest is starting school in the fall I need to find a job. Unfortunately i am still going through a pretty bad remission and most jobs I wouldn’t be able to do because of frequency and stomach pains. What job do you do? Does anyone have any advice on part time jobs that may be easier for active Crohns patient?

FPO Erinmohn86
Joined Apr 15, 2019

Sat, June 29, 2019 12:35 AM

Reply posted for Erinmohn86.

It's been quite a challange for me,

I work as a petro mechanic, so im outside away from bathrooms about 12 hours a day, and thats not fun when you have crohn's. 

 

My tips to you are this, 

I was open with my employer about my condition, I let them know my productivity wouldn't be affected.

I kept up with my medicines, stayed away from Soda's and caffeine type drinks, (looking at you coffee) 

Would always "go" before leaving for work.

Only eat foods i am sure won't cause me to have any issues (usally something bready) 

and stay hydrated. (drinking plenty of water's/teas) 

 

It's not fun, and not easy. But I have to provide for my daughter, so i do it. 

 

After awhile you will get used to it, and you body will....somewhat adjust to your schdule. 

Good luck!

FPO IamTorn
Joined Mar 29, 2019

Tue, May 14, 2019 10:31 AM

Reply posted for Erinmohn86.

I totally understand where you are coming from. I am still unable to perform my job as a classroom teacher, due to Chron's disease. I was very, very lucky to find an online teaching job that  I can do and I do make good money at. I teach online for a Chinese company VIPKid. No matter how ill I feel, I can usually get to my computer and teach my classes. I do run to the bathroom in my five minute break between classes. This works while teaching from home, but, it did not work in the traditional classroom. I make $25 USD an hour and work only in the mornings. If you are interested in my job, I can help you (or anyone else interested) apply. Please DM me or google "Work at VIPKid" and use my Referral Code (JACQU0085) when you apply. Hope you feel better soon, crohn's is a terrible disease! 

FPO JLL
Joined May 14, 2019

Tue, May 14, 2019 10:31 AM

Reply posted for Erinmohn86.

I totally understand where you are coming from. I am still unable to perform my job as a classroom teacher, due to Chron's disease. I was very, very lucky to find an online teaching job that  I can do and I do make good money at. I teach online for a Chinese company VIPKid. No matter how ill I feel, I can usually get to my computer and teach my classes. I do run to the bathroom in my five minute break between classes. This works while teaching from home, but, it did not work in the traditional classroom. I make $25 USD an hour and work only in the mornings. If you are interested in my job, I can help you (or anyone else interested) apply. Please DM me or google "Work at VIPKid" and use my Referral Code (JACQU0085) when you apply. Hope you feel better soon, crohn's is a terrible disease! 

FPO JLL
Joined May 14, 2019

Tue, May 14, 2019 10:31 AM

Reply posted for Erinmohn86.

I totally understand where you are coming from. I am still unable to perform my job as a classroom teacher, due to Chron's disease. I was very, very lucky to find an online teaching job that  I can do and I do make good money at. I teach online for a Chinese company VIPKid. No matter how ill I feel, I can usually get to my computer and teach my classes. I do run to the bathroom in my five minute break between classes. This works while teaching from home, but, it did not work in the traditional classroom. I make $25 USD an hour and work only in the mornings. If you are interested in my job, I can help you (or anyone else interested) apply. Please DM me or google "Work at VIPKid" and use my Referral Code (JACQU0085) when you apply. Hope you feel better soon, crohn's is a terrible disease! 

FPO JLL
Joined May 14, 2019

Mon, April 22, 2019 2:04 PM

Reply posted for Erinmohn86.

Remission is when the disease goes away.  That should be a good thing I would think.  As far as jobs, I think pretty much anything where you have easy access to a bathroom would do.

FPO charbs
Joined Oct 31, 2016

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