MS symptoms: Nightmares of the Classroom

This morning I woke myself up calling out my husband’s name. Nightmares are a common occurrence for me with the main theme of my dreams these days being limitations of MS. There is one dream that I have had at least once a week for the past two and a half years and it is that I am teaching and having a wonderful time with the students when I realize suddenly that I am not allowed to teach under the terms of my disability and that I have to quit all over again. In some dreams I have been teaching for free for over a year, others I just began the year while still others it is a frightening realization while I am in the middle of a lesson. In every dream I am thrilled to be in my classroom, students are engaged in the learning process and having fun, I am happy as are they, and then the bomb shell hits that I have to go home because I am forbidden to teach.

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Melissa Cook
Melissa Cook is the author of As a retired high school teacher and school district administrator, she chooses to share her MS story in hopes of benefiting others.