I was born in 1976 at Viroqua, Wi. and was a great student who loved learning, singing, swimming, playing all instruments, driving my car, playing tennis,being in the color guard Flags in two bands. I got my first job after college at Dodgeville area schools, Wisconsin in 2001. I taught general music, 5th and 6th grade band, and also was asked to be a staff member for the Wisconsin Ambassadors of music in 2004 and then again 2006 YEY! I loved being well known as a high level music teacher and getting many awards-thank you notes from school staff/parents and kids. I married Chris Harris 2009
I never new I would have MS until I returned from Europe in 2006 when I returned to the US and had double vision. This was the start of a long journey to find out what was going on with me. Through many neurologists and mri's (a spinal tap) I finally was told that I definitely had multiple sclerosis. I was to take shots of Rebif three times a week. I guess I have gotten use to doing this. I wish I was the same as before I was diagnosed, but I am just living each day as it comes. My employer asked me to leave the school district just before I had taught for a complete 10 years. I am now taking time to take care of myself and not the hundreds of students I taught over the years in 3 different Dodgeville area schools. I am getting use to this recent change of employment with my husband. It is so sad to go from a two person salary to a one person one. We had to change things like what we could do, afford and how to plan for our future. I want to know if anyone else was released from their job to get used to having MS. I was not fired but was released. I will not be completely away from being listed under my job until around October 2012 when my WEA insurance through the school will stop. Has or is anybody else going through something like this? Any suggestions for tips on what to do? Thank you for listening. My email address is email@example.com if you would like to write me.
Julie Harris aka- dukeofearl
Mar 29, 2009
Sep 24, 2012
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