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I am a teacher retired after 30 years of regular and special education classrooms. I retired two years earlier than planned because I have a diagnosis of relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis. I also have been diagnosed with clinical depression as a result of four and a half years of self injections for multiple sclerosis, and have now discontinued that treatment and am regaining my sense of self with anti-depressants and talk therapy.

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