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I've been suffering an ulcerative colitis flare up for nearly 2 years now, I'm on all the top whack meds including, 8 weekly infliximab infusions, asacol tablets, azathioprine, have had 3 periods of using prednisolone steroids which work whilst I'm on them but within a couple of weeks of being off them, I start flaring again. Consultant is starting to discuss the possibility of having to have surgery to cure me (illeostomy) as I have full pan colitis.
i am a police officer and very concerned that if I have to have an illeostomy bag that I won't be able to be a front line officer anymore and HR and occupational health can't seem to give me answers just yet.
I would appreciate any comments on whether you know a police officer who has a bag and what's the likely hood of me still being able to be a bobby on the beat. I'd hate the thought of not being able to and if I can't then I'd be determined to try and persevere without surgery for as long as I can.
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