Recently diagnosed with lupus and determined to keep on working full time as a secondary school teacher primarily because I cannot afford not to.
I have been pacing myself, leaving school early at the bell and resting on the weekends (all I do is work and rest, not what I signed up for!) and I've noticed it becoming increasingly harder because my fatigue has really increased past 2 weeks (a flare?). I don't like time off work because it's too disruptive to lessons but I had a day and a half off last week and spent all weekend resting (sunday pj day with several hours of marking). Went in to work yesterday had an alright day with not being too busy, worked 7.45am - 4.15pm, came home and cleaned and cooked tea before finally sitting down and doing nothing else from 7pm. This morning I feel floored with fatigue and I have had to call In sick to work.
I really don't know what to do because I can't afford to have time off work and my head teacher says she is making contact with OH.
I'm feeling really low help!!