Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis Roundup

Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis Roundup

Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis affects thousands of Canadians. Many feel that they have to suffer in silence and isolation because of the stigma that surrounds their disease. At Share Lawyers, we know how these conditions can negatively impact your life, and want to assure you that you are not alone.

 

Here is a roundup of Share Lawyers post about or including information and stories about Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis:

Disabilities That Often Go Overlooked

Some conditions that qualify for disability coverage may surprise you.

While some disabilities are conditions that you wouldn’t necessarily expect –  they all negatively impact the lives of the people who have them. At Share Lawyers, we know that the people who have disabilities need care and support, and will often need expert legal assistance to ensure that their claims are approved. These disabilities are serious and hinder those who have them in their daily lives, including Crohn’s and colitis.

Which Chronic Pain Illnesses Count As Disabilities?

It can be quite difficult to claim disability benefits when you suffer from chronic pain illnesses. This is because many of these illnesses are diagnosed through patient-described symptoms. To be eligible to receive disability benefits for any illness or disability, you need a medical provider to support that you cannot work.

Even though chronic pain illnesses are difficult to diagnose and to verify, there is no doubt that they are debilitating including Crohn’s and colitis.

Adam’s Ulcerative Colitis Story

Adam was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis when he was seventeen, and he had learned how to manage his symptoms.

He was on medication, but began to have flare-ups of pain, cramps, and weight loss. The flare-ups were making it difficult for him to complete certain aspects of his job. One day, Adam had the regional and national sales managers come to his store for a tour to see how he operated on a day-to-day basis. Adam had to be in the bathroom so frequently that he barely spoke to either manager and received a negative performance review because he appeared to be unwilling to help customers by not being present. Read more about Adam’s story.

 

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