i’ve been off work for over a year after 2 relapses last year. The second relapse left me unable to walk, but thankfully I am mobile again. Being stuck at home was unbearable. Im fairly young & wouldnt wish the boredom of a life at home on anyone. I was so excited to start at school last week - I’m doing my initial teacher training with me being predominantly based in secondary school. The fact that I could interact with others & have done something which I could be proud of is what motivates me. I only go to school 3 days a week. I expected to be feeling tired but this feeling is something else.
Since I started back at school I’ve noticed my speech is terrible. My tongue feels heavy & it is such an effort to talk. Im conscious that my words aren’t clear. The teachers & pupils probably think that is just the way that I talk.
Is this a relapse or just my body feeling tired?
Communication skills are vital for teachers- probably vital in every job. If I can’t work then what job can I do to keep me busy and sane? I was a lawyer but after diagnosis and my first relapse I quit my role to start my online business. Over the years I made a full recovery so thought I’ll give teaching a go. But now I’m wondering whether teaching is worth it. What do other MSers do in terms of going out to work or sacrificing the financial reward of a more lucrative role? It seems it is a choice for me between prioritising physical health whilst sacrificing mental health & morale v prioritising mental health & morale whilst sacrificing physical health?
i appreciate all input. Please dont say “its up2u” or something to that effect lol