I resigned from my fabulous but very demanding job as a teacher at Christmas because I could no longer work the long days with the pain and exhaustion (both physical and emotional) that my RA causes. I used to crawl in through the door at the end of the day and collapse in tears - and I still had two hours of marking to do! However, I am now finding it really difficult to adjust to not working, not using my brain and I desperately miss the social contact with everyone at school. Although I have to admit that not getting up at 6:00am and being able to rest throughout the day, has made me feel much better. But here's my dilemma - I have just been offered a teaching job working one hour a day, every day teaching a small group of infants.
Along with all the other meds I take, I have just started Cimzia, which the nurse explained to me in no uncertain terms, will leave me with very little immune system and make me very susceptible to infections which I will then have difficulty fighting off.
So I was wondering if anyone else out there has experience of working in a primary school (a hot bed of coughs and sniffles) whilst taking biologics? What has it been like for you? I'd really appreciate any information so I can come to a decision about what I should do xxx