Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease March 2007 Started Humira June 2008 (have been on other cd meds)
Diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia May 2007 on Soma and Lyrica
thanks both of you!!
I am a bit worried about the germs but I think I can be really careful. I will have plenty of wipes and hand sanitizer. I may even spray lots of disinfectant around :)
I worked in a school a few years ago and they were teens. Boy did they carry some germs. When one got sick they all got sick!
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I teach 5th-8th graders band. I have a different situation in that I go to 5 different schools and do this over a period of 4 days. My classes are 45 minutes long and then they go back to the classroom, so I have the opportunity to use the restroom almost as much as I need.
But 5 different schools means 5 different sets of germs, and 5 times as many germs that I am exposed too, and also, there is alot of spit flying around at first with the beginners! lol Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that I have been on remicade and still am, and I am the healthiest one around! Antibact. is good,, but washing your hands is better, and I do that constantly!
All of my principals at the schools I teach at know that I have crohns. They have all been very understanding.
I absolutely love what I do! I so hope you can find a school that works for you! Good luck!
wow, thanks everyone!!! this has been so helpful. You have all got me excited to teach now. I was so nervous and all of you came through for me.
I know there will be some really tough days but I have that now as well.
Kindergarten would be my first choice but I would be happy to teach almost any age. I wanted to be a teacher when I was a little kid. I am so glad I have decided to do this!!
I figure if the kid classroom gets to hard I could always get my Doctorate and teach adults how to teach.... There are some options out there.
thanks again everyone for sharing your stores and advise. you have helped me so much!!!!
teaching at the college level is definitely an option for me then....
I teach kindergarten...this is my 5th year teaching, however, I was only diagnosed January 2008. I did work while VERY SICK until I was diagnosed though for almost a year and a half. I've been fine since I've been diagnosed and on meds, so I haven't NEEDED to get to the bathroom. And this year, I have an aide, so it's not an issue, BUT when I was sick, there is a door that connects my room to another and I would run through if I needed to go, and they knew that was a sign that I needed someone to watch my room. My principal is also very supportive as well as my kindergarten teammates...we have a signal that they know and then I just go and someone watches my class. I wouldn't change it for anything! I also keep lots of hand sanitizer as well as wipe down the tables with clorox wipes a few times a day...knock on wood, I haven't gotten the flu that's been going around! I also got a flu shot for the first time this year.
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Wow, I am so lucky to have this supportive group!!
Navy, I will definitely look into teaching adults. I could always do that if I can't find a Elem. school job right away.
mel05, that is great! Sounds like teaching is working well for you. Kindergarten is my dream job but I would teach higher grades also. Looks like I might have to add cleaning to the list of things I teach the kids.
I am getting even more excited everyday! I wish I was done with school already. I may have to add some extra classes