Teacher Wellbeing & Self Care

When did suffering through a work day in constant physical pain due to a medical issue become normal? The guilt I feel for staying home is more than I ever expected when I wanted to become a teacher.

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You are not alone! I’m on intermittent FMLA due to chronic conditions CAUSED BY TEACHING! Screw the guilt! Put it in a letter and burn that sucker!! ... ...and dance around the bonfire drinking wine!! Clothing optional!!

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P.S. if you are in too much pain to dance, swaying is a perfect alternate. Or just standing. Or lounging in a recliner. That has massage control. Or not.

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I know your pain. I have been teaching for 29 years - 27 of those have been with fibromyalgia. The last ten years have been hell. I have 13 years left.

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Maybe try a new discipline. Maybe switch to home ec or library. Some subject that is less taxing on your mind and body.

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You have to take care of yourself first.

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