I decided after PT that I was not staying in the house again and that I would meet my colleague, Sue Simbol, for lunch and spend time in my classroom to observe how things are going. The children are adorable and I saw so many wonderful things going on in the classroom. I was fearful that I would not have the energy by January but even though I was not involved but observing, I made it through the whole afternoon and am not tired. In a little pain, yes, but not tired. 42 more days of recovery and hopefully the scans in December will show I am ready to return. I got many assignments that I will try to complete before I return so I can cut down on the pressure when I begin again. It will also keep me occupied here when I cannot get out.
This day has been a gift. It reminded me that I love my job and that I really want to return to the children. It also alleviated some fears of whether I could do it or not. My assistant is so capable so I am not worried now. Let’s just hope the doctors have good reports and that I am clear of this horrible illness so I can go on with my life.