Hi, just joined the forum.
I teach in a primary special needs school. I must say I'm now finding the physical side of things tiring and a struggle, but would like to keep working until have op, so can have as much time off as I need afterwards. Also I would go stir crazy not working!! I have a THR of the left hip. I have OA in the right hip and am on the waiting list for an op (hoping for a resurface - but might be another THR.) I also have earlier stage OA in my right knee - but is currently hard to tell if pain is mainly caused by the hip.
My current management are not very interested, understanding or helpful. I don't trust them either!!
The head is going to refer me to Occupational health (if he ever gets round to it.) I suspect he is going to suggest I'm not fit for work until I have the op.
Any comments, suggestion, advice etc
I have had OA since mid twenties. It affects my hips and knees. I had a THR on the left aged 30 and now have a resurface-replacement on the right - done May 2010.