For those of you who don’t speak abbreviation soup (and it took me 5 minutes to remember the word abbreviation), those would be Activities of Daily Living.
Yeah, I’m starting to get big fails on those. Open a jar of spaghetti sauce: Fail. Opening a bottle of juice: Fail. Lift up a 2L bottle of water out of the refrigerator: Fail. Do a load of laundry without stopping at least twice to rest: Fail. Getting out of bed without a chair there to support myself: Fail. Walking steps normally: Fail.
Everything takes ten times longer. Except for showers. I’ve got those down to a 4 minute science. The water hitting my skin hurts too much.
I feel like one big failure. I can’t even reach up to the top of the white board. I’m limited to about eye height.
I know stress is making things worse. But I’m seriously trying not to kill people at work. If all goes well, I’m out of there in two weeks. I may break down and beg the new school to let me sign a contract earlier and work on other things (oye, I think I’m the IT person now) before I’d actually start teaching.