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September 30, 2014 at 3:18 pm #94394Re: Teachers with Muscular Dystrophy
Hi there! I’m not a teacher but I am a lecturer and I have to say it’s tough, we often have to teach across many different rooms and although the campus is relatively small I find it challenging. My colleagues are very supportive but overall I find organisationally there is more concern for students than for staff and I do feel like it’s a battle to get change. My students are fabulous though and I rely on them quite a bit to understand e.g. when booked into a room that is only accessible by lift, if the lift breaks they have to miss their entire session. some of the movements in the HE sector as a whole make things more difficult – e.g move towards focus on contact time due to increase in fees, means I often have to be in the office just in case students want to drop-in when I could previously work from home and contact using email; shift to block forms of teaching where you teach modules in a few full-time days rather than once a week over a semesters; etc etc. Are you a teacher at the moment?September 30, 2014 at 12:23 pm #94476Re: Achilles Tendon lengthening!!!
Hi there – is this response too late? I’m asking questions about a very similar issue. I’m 34, I’ve got bethlem myopathy so a bit different to your little one. I had the open Achilles tendon lengthening on my right ankle when I was 14 back in 1994 and they’ve just recommended I have my left done using a different technique – rather than an open long cut, they’re doing triple cut so three smaller incisions. Does your son have issues with healing? I had considerable difficulties after my first operation, I was stuck in bed for months and it took me probably 18 months to get somewhere back to ‘normal’. I was overweight though and most of the issues were due to keloid scarring. I’m trying to decide whether to risk the operation now with the different approach. What have you decided, how did you get on?