I think it’s aall about perspective. In no way shape or form do I plan on letting my situation keep me from working one day however for now it is just not an option to work full time. I saw one reply saying that you continued your career in the legal field, that is great! However, I am going to asssume that you completed Law School before your complications got severe and if so you are fortunate. Why should we be forced to work “night” jobs? Why should we be forced to find jobs that have immediate bathroom access? Even with my ostomy bag I could not work, the last time I did heavy lifting with my ileostomy it led to a prolapsed stoma which caused an emergency surgery/revision. I don’t think I explained my situation well enough. I am going to end my input in this thread here and conclude that we are all different as individuals. What works for me, might not work for you and vice versa. Just because some of you have great success with your pouches, and are able to work does not mean that we all are. If you are able to work full time you should feel very lucky, I know people who are fully abled and choose not to work. I judge them hard. I did not open this thread to argue, I opened it to ask for advice from other disabled pouchers. Also some of you mentioned that you could not sit back and feel disabled, you can work part time and be disabled. In no way shape or form do I plan to sit around and let this disease conquer me however I refuse to be forced into an environment where I do not get treated equally as someone who is fully abled. I refuse to be put in a situation where I have to suffer tremendous amounts of pain to earn near minimum wage. Let me also state that my UC forced me to stop attending classes and I have not competed my degree YET. Best of luck to all of you, I was offended by some of the responses and also took in some valuable information. Thank you all.