I was a teacher in a special school when I started having problems and was referred to a neurologist. Unfortunately I never got back to work. After my diagnosis (PPMS) I tried to go back to school, the idea was to do a long phased return over a half term. I started off by doing 10am to 2pm where I was merely observing in the class and had an hour for lunch. I went home and slept for 3 hours! My main problems are with fatigue and mobility
It was a job I loved and my GP thought I was mad for trying to return but it was a process I needed to go through as closure I suppose. To cut a long story short I applied for ill health retirement and was granted the enhanced pension meaning I would never be able to work in any job again (not just teaching).
At the time I was devastated but now I’m sure I did the right thing. It’s just over 2 years since my first referral and a year since I officially left school.
I really hope you are able to continue your career and that my story hasn’t disillusioned you. There are some diagnosed and working teachers who use the Forum so hopefully they’ll be along shortly to tell their positive stories.
Good Luck and let me know how you get on,