8 January 2012

Do I have to?

Last week a very nice lady from the school board called to check on my return to work. I wanted to badly to say that I wouldn't be able to return to my regular duties, but I can't.

Physically, I am feeling so much better. My energy level is so much higher and I was even able to take down the Christmas decorations with little help. I even organized the boxes underneath the basement steps, something that Mr. JB has a very hard time doing (he didn't enjoy playing Te.tris as much as I did, I guess!).

I know that teaching my class is going to take a lot of energy and I can't compare going to the mall or having visitors over to working a full day, but I am going to explain to the kids that I have to take it easy. It's going to be hard on my pride to slow down since I'm used to moving at lightning speed when I'm at school. There will be a lot of sitting going on in my classroom!

So if you have some prayers to spare, I'd appreciate it. I don't usually feel anxious about work, but I do. I hope that my body can handle being a grown up again!

20 comments:

  1. Praying that your first few days back will be easy on you!

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  2. I'm sure it's going to be tough to go back...but just know that I am praying extra for you!!

    You are a strong woman-don't forget that! :)

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  3. Praying you get back in the swing of things with no problems! I hope tomorrow is an easy day.

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  4. Prayers for a smooth transition back. Take it easy after school, too. :)

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  5. Praying for you! Be sure to take it as easy as you can at work! I know easier said than done.

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  6. I will be praying for you all day, as my time table is probably similar to yours. I have some good prayer time during my commute to and fro, and I will ask Mary to remind me to pray for you during the stray moments - when the kids first go out for recess; while I am photocopying ....

    I hope it goes well for you.

    Hugs,

    Andie

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  7. I will be praying for you all day, as my time table is probably similar to yours. I have some good prayer time during my commute to and fro, and I will ask Mary to remind me to pray for you during the stray moments - when the kids first go out for recess; while I am photocopying ....

    I hope it goes well for you.

    Hugs,

    Andie

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  8. Praying that your first week back goes well! Take it easy... your students will understand. Kids are very adaptable - more so than adults, I think!! :)

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  9. I hope it goes really well and that those kids are VERY good for you!!!! You tell them I said so! :)

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  10. Praying that all goes well on yur return to work!

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  11. Just remember to have someone explain to the kids that you have a boo-boo that's still healing BEFORE you arrive, because trust me, those kids are gonna jump ALL OVER YOU!!!
    Not that much longer 'til the end of the year... hang in there!!

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  12. Hope your day is going smoothly. Just think, you are now one day close to the end of the school year :)

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  13. I hope your first day back went smoothly. I remember feeling very good physically on my first few days back but was a mess emotionally. Take care of yourself.

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  14. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

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  15. id kick your butt in tetris! Bring it bro!!!!!


    LOL

    Hope you had a good day! Miss you already! :(

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  16. It'll be tough at first but it'll feel normal again in no time. Just try not to make an extracurricular plans for a week or so--work alone will wipe you out.

    ...and I am ALWAYS praying for ya!!! :)

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  17. Prayers that your first day went smoothly.

    And hmmm, the whole being able to pack small spaces when The Man is not so able makes so much more sense now - I love Tetris!

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  18. Hi Jelly Belly, I was hoping to ask if you would consider emailing me. I, too, am a elementary teacher in Ontario. I have recently been diagnosed with Stage 4. I am awaiting a 2nd surgery to happen within the next couple of months. It would be great to correspondent with a fellow teacher working and living with Endo.

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  19. I am horrible at following my own advice, but God is slowing you down a bit for a reason, take it easy! Boy, do I understand having to change the pace to a bit s-l-o-w-e-r! Sending ya prayers!!

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