tdsamal wrote:If you have read this far thank you for listening to me rant!
In 2010, tdsamal wrote:I am a teacher in Elementary school (K-5). I teach computer skills to all 6 grades. Right after my dx I had a staff meeting and explained what was going to happen and how long I was going to be gone. Surprisingly the whole staff wanted updates on the whole process. I talked with our school counselor about what to tell the students of anything. Some of the upper grade class teachers felt the students should know what was going on so the counsleor went to each 3rd,4th and 5th grade classes and explained in kid terms what I was going through. I was a basket case when I was first dx and didn't feel that I could do this myself. She was wonderful and answered all of the kids questions.The kids made videos for me while I was out and we kept in touch often. I came back to work at 6 weeks and they were glad to see me. I showed them my pump during chemo weeks and they were very interested and ask many questions. None of them felt scared at all because they knew what to expect because we had told them for the begining. When I went for my lung resection the only thing that was said was that I needed to go back to the hospital again to get better and the kids all understood. Unfortuneatly I didn't get to go back before school was out but we did do a Skype session the last day of school from the hospital and they could all see that I was ok. I am now back at school. This is the first week and they are just as happy to see me as I am to see them. One student even said "Mrs. Malby you look like your all grown up!" We think she meant I looked like I was feeling better!
CRguy wrote:tdsamal wrote:If you have read this far thank you for listening to me rant!
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