Tried going to work today, stubbornly sat through as much of my lessons and classes as I could humanly manage (kids soon got the idea that they put their hand up and I just beckoned them over!). However, am completely wiped, have been walking at a snails pace all day and am getting lots of questions from the pupils now about am I better, etc. Some rumour had gone round that I’d had an operation on my leg!!
I am starting to think I should just ring off for a week in a go if I relapse, since I end up more or less being off for that anyway. And I do know it could be much worse so I need to learn my lesson and rest when I need to and stop feeling like I’m skiving.
The head is lovely, told me to take a long weekend (i.e. tomorrow off), and got my head of department to sort out work for my lessons tomorrow. Thank god for an understanding employer. I do feel bad for the classes though, I’ve missed a lot of time lately and they will miss out inevitably.
Sooner I go part-time the better though I think.