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My salty life: Losses and Gains - Day 2

Saturday, February 23, 2019

POTS crashed into my life a year ago. Its changed so much. I am learning to live with and accept these changes. So each day I want to reflect on things that I lost and gained. Loss: My job I am a special education teacher. I teach middle school students with moderate to severe disabilities. It can be challenging. But I love it. I tried to start this school year but after a couple days I started to pass out and it simply wasn't feasible. I miss my students terribly. I found such joy in my work. I was hopeful that I could come back after they figure out what was wrong, but even with treatment I still cant work or drive. I get updates from my classroom and it just aches. If I cant make it back to work by August I will have to give up my classroom. It feels like giving up a child. Gains: quantity time with my girls At first I was so sick that I couldn't be alone with the girls. That was hard, but now my medicine and high salt diet have allowed me to be home without being afraid of sudden fainting. I will get a warning allowing me to rest and be able to keep going. It has been great seeing all these moments develop with girls. They are learning so much at this age. I never thought I would be able to be a stay at home mom. Some days are hard but i know i will never get these days back. And I am treasuring these moments.
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    Beauties! All of you! Hope you can one day return to the job you love. It is good to know there are people like you out there. Take good care. Your health is what matters most.
    405 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/23/2019 10:19:13 PM
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