Hi K and Whitey,
I know how you both feel - I call it ‘the fear’ - been teaching 10 years and I still get it, every year!
I used to be full-time when first diagnosed 4 years ago but found it difficult with relapses etc. so moved down to 70% and now, since last year am 50%. In the end I had to realise my health needed 2 days off and, even though I had to give up 2nd in dept, I can just enjoy my teaching now - and I do! It is frustrating but I try to just be grateful I am still there after numerous amounts of time off over the last 4 years.
K - your situation sounds fun! Hope it goes well.
Whitey - I wish you well with the steroids - I tend to feel high as a kite when on them and have much more energy but they give me diarrohea (too much information?!) If I were you, I’d have the week off, look after yourself for a week rather than wearing yourself out and go back the week after but we are all different I know.
Well, Ofsted is imminent when I get back as we narrowly escaped it last year and are now overude a visit. That’s what I have to look forward to!
Good luck guys, keep in touch,