I have received clearance to return to my teaching job (HS Science) at the end of October. To try and get myself back into the groove and to build up my endurance, the last two days I have started back to school and have been co-teaching with my sub. We plan to do this for half days until the end of October, when I will start full time with just me, myself and I, plus 140 students. When I got home these past two days, I was exhausted, and I was only at school for three hours. Last night I slept for 12 hours. This leads me to wonder if I will be ready for full time in three weeks? My students really want me to return, and I know that three weeks still gives me time for improvement, but now I wonder if I will be ready. My day doesn't end at 4:00, because of grading and planning. Typically, I am up at 6:00, at school by 7:30, and home by 5:00, with an evening of papers ahead of me. My principal is a real stickler about if you are at school, you need to be 100%...no sitting down on the job.
I know that we are all individuals, and heal at different rates, but those of you with similar surgeries, do you think I should call the NS and say that I am just not ready for full time? I am stressing over this, and I know that stress does not help.
Thanks for any advice,