I am looking for a bit of advice (and possibly encouragement :))… I am 22, I was diagnosed 3 years ago and I am currently on Tysabri (so that will give you an idea how advanced or serious my ms is at present). This treatment is having a positive impact on my condition however doesn’t seem to do anything for my most troublesome symptoms which include fatigue, mood (or organic depression :/) and dire concentration.
Up until recently I was on the teacher training course at my local university however after taking a leave of absence of 1 year (ms related) and returning to my course, going out on placement was a lot tougher than I remembered, I just couldn’t keep up with the work load etc (my previous placement was hard but not as difficult as this). Needless to say it took its toll and i gave it up, I will still graduate with my degree but I won’t be qualifed to teach.
Whilst on placement, my fatigue issue were terrible, which had a massive impact on my mood and concentration. My class teacher wasn’t particularly understanding, she almost appeared impatient at times with me… However I’m trying not to let this affect my overall asperation of becoming a teacher but this is now looking unlikely… I just wondered if there were any teachers out there who could share their experiences or words of wisdom
I currently work as a receptionist, yes I do like it but it just isn’t challenging enough for me but teacher training burnt me out and pushed my ms to extremes… has anyone achieved a happy medium in regards to employment?
Thank you in advance and sorry for the essay!! :o xxx