This is the first forum I have ever joined so I’m new at this, I don’t have anyone to really talk to and possibly get results. I don’t have money for medical insurance either, so specialists are out of my reach as well, and I can’t get a chron’s test.
One question that’s eating at me is: Are there any good jobs for people with IBD? Time and time again, I have been hired, then fired, for not being able to finish a day or even show up to work because of a flare up. I’ve lived most of my adult life unemployed, letting my boss’s and loved ones down because i’m unable to manage my symptoms, despite eating as gut friendly as possible. I’ve tried everything I can think of but my life always circles from unemployed and broke, to hired and trying to succeed, to not measuring up, then back to unemployed and broke. The depression I had in high school seems like a joke compared to what I am feeling now. Not here for a pity party, just looking for help from people who understand the struggle.