Kelly, have you considered doing tutoring after school? That's usually a good time of the day for us. Or I have a friend who makes extra money working for Sylvan Learning Centers three evenings a week. When you're ready to go back, you might consider something more regular than subbing, so you can see how you do with a routine. Facing a whole new room of 12 year-olds every day when I went to work would be enough to send me into a flare!
Donna, if you can't work, you can't. It's probably as frustrating for you as it is for everyone else. I don't know how I would have coped if I'd had to go on disability, because it would have been like giving up the last vestige of myself. So I kept working, then came home and rested. My husband uncomplainingly took on all the work around the house. All you can do is explain and thank them for their support.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroid therapy.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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