I'm new here and wonder if anyone has any advice or experiences they want to share linked to my situation?
I am currently waiting for a lap to treat my endo, which will be in early May.
I'm a teacher but I'm currently not working as I've been signed off. My work have been amazingly understanding but having to take so many odd days/weeks off was affecting my pupils really negatively and we agreed that I would get signed off until my op and then do a phased return after the op. It was a really difficult decision because I love my job but ultimately it's better for the children to have one full time teacher who I was able to hand over to properly rather than me half the time and a series of supply teachers when the pain gets too bad.
If only things were that easy!
1) Even though work have been amazingly supportive and I know it's the right thing for the children I feel like a huge failure for not being able to cope with the pain/fatigue/stress when my endo is only mild to moderate.
2) My docs are signing me off for 2 weeks each time. So I've sorted it out with work and they've hired a new teacher until the end of May but how do I get my GP to support that?
3) May feels like an enormously long time away.
Any insights would be really very much appreciated - atm I just feel so worried and stressed about trying to do the right thing by everyone!