I have been teaching for 15 years and have suffered with osteo arthritis since the age of 12. Throughout my career I have had to have joint replacements and other surgeries linking to the arthritis. It has now come to the point that I can't cope anymore and have finally realised that I can no longer continue to teach. I have more surgeries in the future and I just can't continue to cling on, plus it's not helping my school from a strategic management point of view. I need some guidance on what to do and what lies ahead.... Sadly I am only 40 but life has to change.