So, I’m one of those bloggers now. I haven’t written a post for several months. I’m not even really sure why I haven’t. Well, things have been topsy turvy, same as everyone else’s things I’m guessing!
The pandemic shut down our school district in March and so, we had to figure out how to finish the school year online. It was a strange time. I spent much of the summer completing online trainings, hoping to mitigate what might happen in the fall. School started late; we trained and tried to learn an online learning management system.I say “tried” because we barely received any training, and we’ve been working just one week ahead of our students all of this fall. It’s been a real sh*t show. Also, we were and have been teaching both face to face and online this whole semester. Once school started, honestly, I haven’t had a minute to spare and if I did, I was wiped out and resting or sleeping.
Considering the amount of stress I’ve been under at work, I’ve survived. I was really worried that I would end up in a exhaustion/fatigue flare. I’m still worried about it now that the semester ends in a few short days. Fingers crossed.
I also started a new medication this past May, disulfiram. Both of my LLMDs suggested that I try it out for the chronic lyme. At first, it wasn’t affecting me at all. BUt the dosages titrate up and when I got to a certain dose, I just could not tolerate it at all. I tried, I really did. I’ll write more about it soon, I promise. Anyway, let’s just say that September and October and most of November were dealing with the side effects of that medicine. I finally gave up and I’m taking a break. I’d like to try again, but it might have to wait until this coming spring, when things at work are hopefully, calmed down.
I hope you and yours are staying healthy and safe during this pandemic. Take care and thanks for reading!