Wow, you guys are awesome! Thankyou all fore kind words and advice!
Yes I am a high school teacher, and its not your average school- its a welfare "last stop before juvenile detention" school with many angry and emotionally agressive teens. its like walking a tight rope. They can be very hostile, but i have formed good relationships with the majority as I have been there for 4 years and know the teens and their problems well. I sit as much as possible, its freezing cold winter here but I have a heater next to my desk which helps. My kids know a bit about Fibro (the seniors) and they help me out wherever possible. they lift boxes of books, tidy up the room etc- they are great like that. I promise to never ever judge your spelling, grammar or punctuation! Even though Im an english teacher, im a sloppy typer and make many mistakes myself. You can be sure your posts are safe with me! lol. Actually the students are curious as to why a 29yr old suffers from something that they consider to be like arthritis- then again, they are curious to talk about anything that will stop them having to learn! Also someone asked about meds? Im on prescription painkillers and anti inflammatories and I get steroidal injections. To be honest, all that barely takes the edge off the pain.
Thankyou ALL. I only work by the grace of God. I get home and I totally collapse. Weekends are my only real reprieve.
Philly- i have been using the OHP like a crazed woman. that way i save my strength and the kids can still take notes.
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'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)
Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, CFS, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Sinusitis, TMJ disorder, Endometriosis, PCOS, Chronic E.N.T and Upper respiratory tract infections, Reactive Arthritis, IBS, Anemia, Chemical/Noise/Light sensitivity, Trichotilomania, Seasonal Mood Disorder, OCD, Benign Vertigo, Impaired immune system. Tachycardia,
Low clotting factor= bruising. Tendonitis, Bursitis. Meds: Zoloft 150mg. Xanax 4mg. Celebrex. Mobic. Panadeine Forte. Digesic. Nexium. Codeine Phosphate. Phenergan. Multiple surgeries- I bear the scars of my poor physical health.
Age:29. AP first DX @ 10. Fibro etc DX @14. Proud Aussie.