IHowever, I am going to asssume that you completed Law School before your complications got severe and if so you are fortunate.
This would be a wildly inaccurate assumption. My 3 years of law school were my last 3 years before I had J Pouch surgery. I missed extensive time and numerous classes, and the bar exams were difficult for me to complete because of all the bathroom trips. I was on 60 mg Prednisone during 3 days of bar exams and wouldn’t have made it through the third day but for the Prednisone slightly ameliorating things. That was when I decided to have surgery. I realized a legal career wasn’t going to happen for me unless I had surgery. There was then a final scope showing dysplasia in my colon and a wait for a period of months to get the surgery scheduled in New York City. My surgeon reported my colon was dissolving in his hands when he removed it and that toxic megacolon was in my immediate future if I didn’t have surgery. My actual 26 year legal career started 6 months after the surgery. Before the surgery I passed the bar exams for CT and NY, but had not yet gotten my first job as an attorney. The career I have had wouldn’t have happened without J Pouch surgery- of that there is absolutely no doubt.