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tex
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Food Intolerances : Gluten, casein, soy, and avenin, (avenin is the prolamin in oats, which is equivalent to the gluten in wheat), beef, grapes, peanuts, cashews, almonds, (but nut butters seem OK except for peanuts), citric acid, chocolate, and agar.
Location: Central Texas

PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Suze,

Stuff happens, when we're dealing with computers. Laughing

Regarding the jury duty, MC qualifies under the Americans with Disabilities Act, so during jury selection, when the judge asks you if there is any reason why you might not be able to serve, mention that you have been diagnosed with an inflammatory bowel disease, and you may have to leave in a hurry, to use a bathroom. After that, they will either have to decide to dismiss you, or agree to accommodate your needs, by seating you where you can leave in a hurry, with convenient access to a bathroom.

FYI, after you say that, the judge may ask you if you feel that it will prevent you from serving, and rendering a fair and impartial decision. Been there, done that.

Tex

P. S. You're not losing your mind - I removed the duplicate. Laughing
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Food Intolerances : Gluten, dairy, soy, rice, chicken, almond, etc/etc/etc/etc...
Location: Colorado

PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:33 pm    Post subject: Jury duty Reply with quote

Isn't it crazy how you have to think/plan so much with this condition? I was supposed to do jury duty last August when I was at my worst...I ended up deferring it one time then got the GI doc to write me a note with my diagnosis and telling them it would be awhile before I could sit there with no immediate bathroom access!

I've actually been putting off observing some of the new orthopedic surgeries at my hospital because although I'm much better than I was..these are always early morning deals and I can't picture myself having to leave and de-gown the OR quickly without pissing the surgeons off! I do think I'll be there soon though.

Hockey Mom
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Deb
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Food Intolerances : Gluten, still determining others
Location: Minnesota

PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I received my "Restroom Acess Card" today. Interestingly, Ally's Law is in effect in Illinois, Minnesota (that's me), Texas, Kentucky, Tennessee, Colorado, Ohio, Michigan, Washington, Oregon, Wisconsin and Connecticut and requires retailers to make their employee-only toilets available to IBD patients. It says the law is pending in other states.
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Food Intolerances : Gluten, Soy, Dairy, Onions
Location: Southern New Hampshire

PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hockey Mom your situation in the OR sounds familiar. I work at a research lab where we have the high end class 1 clean rooms and you have 2 issues with MC

1. You wear essentially a spacesuit and while there is fresh air pumped into the suit, you are breathing 'shared' air inside of the suit. Shocked

2. As you have to get undressed to get into this suit, I have found that I really need to carefully time my work in the clean room when i am flaring up. It does take a while to get dressed and undressed with that garb.

It does take a different way of thinking about life with these conditions. One of the other physicist I work with has Crohns and she fully understands the issues. So far I have not had any real issues with this arrangement, although I do keep an emergency set of clothing at work.
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Food Intolerances : dairy, soy, alcohol, gluten, fish and shellfish
Location: Brooklyn, MI

PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just got my card yesterday...thanks for the tip! I put it in the front pocket of my purse, where I won't have to dig for it. You never know when or how fast you might need it!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ordered one last night.
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Location: Minnesota

PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also just got a summons for jury duty and was concerned about it. Unfortunately, I already filled out the questionnaire unknowing that I could get out of it because of this. So I imagine I am stuck. I'm not supposed to serve until the end of May, so I'm hoping I will be okay by then. I've never served before and am a bit nervous about the whole thing.
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Gloria
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Food Intolerances : gluten, soy, casien, eggs, legumes, Pepto Bismol, all fruit (incl. tomatoes), all root vegetables, onions, peppers, carrageenan, chicken, beef, orange roughy, cucumber, vinegar, all squash, chocolate, olives, buckwheat, millet, tapioca, sorghum, rice
Location: Illinois

PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Melanie,

In my experience, a call for jury duty means that you need to be available in case you need to serve. Most people are not asked to serve.

Gloria
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Food Intolerances : gluten, eggs, soy, beef, pork, tuna, corn, rice, chicken, walnut, white potato, cashew

PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for the information on the card. I've ordered one too. I've stopped frequenting store that wouldn't let me use the rest room. It'll be nice to have something to hand them if needed. Or if someone questions why I am in the men's room or need to go to the front of the line in for the women's room. I looked into the handicap parking tag but it's for mobility (lack of).
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Location: Minnesota

PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Gloria! At 34 years old I feel like I should know this, but I've never been called for Jury Duty before. I'm praying I won't actually have to serve!
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Food Intolerances : gluten, dairy, soy, corn, sugar, quinoa, rasberries, blackberries
Location: Florida

PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ordered my card, THANKS FOR TIP, Brandy creep
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Food Intolerances : Gluten, Casein
Location: Wisconsin

PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been out of town for about 6 days, and got back and opened my mail. My card has arrived! I am so thankful for this tip. I am from Wisconsin where the law is currently in effect.

I plan on carrying the letter that came with the card. I love the paragraph which states that if denied access to a restroom facility when using this card a person should advise them via email the name of the establishment and the date of the incident.

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Food Intolerances : gluten sensitivity
Location: Upstate South Carolina

PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Suze, I got a doctor's letter telling them I'd be unable to have jury duty b/c of the MC. Worked with no trouble at all.

As for the bathroom issue - after one messy accident while walking the greyhounds I started wearing incontinence pads - not diapers; these are the pads with two belts. Also, I could never travel so we got a comfy class B camper that carried a nice porta potti; I was determined not to be trapped in the house and force my husband to also be trapped b/c of my problem. We now have a travel trailer for long trips even though my MC issues are mostly well-controlled nowadays.
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brandy
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Food Intolerances : gluten, dairy, soy, corn, sugar, quinoa, rasberries, blackberries
Location: Florida

PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Tex,

My card came in the mail today. Tex, perhaps consider moving this thread to one of the "saved" important link areas? The card is not as critical for me now but would have been helpful last year. brandy
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Food Intolerances : gluten, dairy, eggs, and possibly corn
Location: Lexington, KY

PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried going to this site today and it said, it wasn't there??

I would love to order one of these cards, does anyone have more info on it?

Thanks,
Connie
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