Hi all, I have not been on the site to post (only read all your messages) since I went back to school in September; what a shock to my system it has been after being off so long with all my health problems. I have felt overwhelmed by it all; new schemes of work, new classes, data, targets etc.
Sadly, I came to the decision to resign from my teaching post at the end if this autumn term. I know it's a bit drastic, and I haven't made the decision lightly, but I feel that it is the best thing with my ever increasing symptoms. I do aim however, to do supply teaching. I know this isn't ideal but at least the positive is that I can work when I am well, and pull up the drawbridge when poorly. I think being so unwell in the summer helped me see what really matters in life and I have based my decision round this.
I finally get to have my shoulder operation on Wednesday, the one I should have had in May that had to get postponed. The recovery is painful and isn't easy but I will login each day as I have done to see how you all are.