I haven't been blogging much recently, in fact I haven't been surfing or using the computer much either. I'm currently on sick leave with pain in my pelvis and hips. This means I'm sore when I stand up after sitting for a long time. I also have problems walking too much or too fast, and I can't find a comfortable position to sleep in most nights. Fun, huh!
Teaching very quickly became too difficult. I couldn't walk up and down the class quickly enough to help pupils who were stuck, and I was finding even the fifth year class tiring. I couldn't cope as well as normal with cover classes because I was tired and grumpy, and because it was more difficult to use proximity to reduce off-task behaviour.
This is my third week on sick leave, and I finally had my appointment with the physiotherapist yesterday. I now have exercises to do (nothing amazing, just holding my tummy in ten times for ten seconds and doing pelvic floor exercises). I also have a funky big white velcro belt now, which doesn't really help the pain in my pelvis but it's great for stopping my hip pain.
While I was at the New Royal Infirmary I visited the exhibition in the gallery there. I think it's called "Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds" and its work by the pupils at 'Forthill' High School. It was great to see such good work from pupils being shown and it really brightens up that part of the hospital.
I'm managing to keep myself busy though, slowly pottering round the flat. Poor Sean has to do huge amounts of paper recycling (three crates worth almost every weekend) as I'm avoiding lifting anything. I've also not been tempted by daytime TV (if I'm going to have pain after sitting watching telly then I'd rather do it with company while watching Heroes!).
I've also been doing some work to help out with the mobile phone project. I meet John and Annabelle once a week and they tell me their gripes, then I either fix the phones or coordinate with Gaist to solve the issues. It works well - I have the time to do this work and I can do it at my own speed.
I have contemplated whether a scooter might be the answer! I could quickly zip up and down without walking. Annabelle suggested roller skates (and drew a picture of me with a big tummy and wheels on my feet) but I think being almost nine months pregnant is probably not the best time to learn to skate! Alternatively does anyone have a segway they're not using that I could borrow for a few weeks ;-)