I love love love my job. I’ve worked soooo hard to get here and cannot bare the thought of having to give in now due to some awful stupid disease.
I’ve been back at work for a week now and am shockingly exhausted. I’ve hit my ‘wall’ today. I definitely have more energy than before Christmas when I had to take 4 weeks off for what classically fits a ‘relapse’ (even though it was my first major attack) and am scared that working through the tiredness will trigger another attack. But I’m equally scared that taking more time off will make my employers lose confidence in me. I teach Years 6-11 in a private girls school and they have been amazingly supportive. They do want me to stay there and have promised to support me because according to them apparently I’m fantastic!
So, my questions are: are there any drugs to help which don’t have side effects worse than the fatigue? Does pushing through the exhaustion barrier typically trigger a relapse or make you stronger? How do other people cope with the work/fatigue balance?