Hi mcgle ---Found your post about teaching interesting. I went back to teaching 4 months after my mastectomy and found my confidence had gone, I had lost the ability to plan and organise myself.
I was ok with the kids because they just carry on as if nothing has changed. Thats the wonderful thing about being 5 or 6 years old, very few worries and I found they just brought me back to reality!!
18 months down the line now and I feel like I am still not completely back to my pre bc self. I have lost the sparkle and energy(ho ho) I used to have.
I am getting there but it seems to be taking a long time and I am hoping I will get there in the end.
One strange thing I have noticed is I keep forgetting how to spell the simplest of words!! I have a dictionary close by especially in literacy hour!!!
I am sure you will be ok but it will be getting that first day over with that will be the worst.
The thing I think was the hardest for me was that you have to give it your all, there is no gentle breaking in process. You are there with 30 children to teach and no one can lighten the task. It is all or nothing!!!!!!
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