Hope you've had a good start to the new year.
I have only been back to work for 2 weeks. 2 weeks right I cannot believe it, feels as if i never left ! I am in owls class and I do miss my old class especially the chat from the children as all 9 spoke, now I only have 2 talking children. One of them does not like me and the other girl you really have to tune in to understand her. I am still tuning in.
I have however noticed that I am not as tired as I was before. I can manage to come home now and not go straight to bed. I have even managed to get another hair wash in the week. Which is a huge thing . ( never thought I'd be excited about washing hair)
On the meds front I rang the rheumy nurse as I was only given leflunomide for 2 months and my appt with consultant isn't until 1st March. The nurse rang me and has told me to stop taking leflunomide for 2 weeks as I have raised ALT level of 123. I am quite annoyed as this happened last time with methotrexate and no one told me. I'm hoping i'll get meds sorted before I go away in Feb as i've got steroids for another few weeks. I do not want to go back to the pain I was in before. If leflunomide isn't for me i will have to wait another so many months for another med to work. I will get another blood test on the 30th Jan. I will ring rheumy nurse again to see if ALT has gone down, if it has I defo will need an appointment with consultant before 1st march.
Apart from that life is not to bad. I have started 2 new assignments for my sociology course. I have also been looking into other courses that will help me get onto a uni course in the future if I chose to. I am thinking about special needs teaching now !
I have an email into my local scout hut about volunteering with them once a week. My uncle is a scout leader where he lives and I saw him last weekend and he thinks it would be great for me. It would help with some confidence and having faith in myself.
I am also going to start doing some direct payment work for a disable child that I know. That will be one weekend a month and a few days in the holidays. January has been busy I feel like it should be the end of the month but it is not, were only just half way through it!!!!