I'm normally not the type of person to share my personal issues in public places like this, but I'm in desperate need of teacher advice on handling a possible uncomfortable issue with my students this year. I will be teaching 3rd grade this year. Last March I was diagnosed with a rhabdomyosarcoma (soft tissue cancer). I was in and out of the classroom receiving treatments. My kids really didn't see the physical effects (hairloss, weight gain etc.,) other than I was on crutches for a period of time. I've been receiving treatments since and had hoped to have the tumor removed in August. However, I will have to continue treatment through Aug. pushing my surgery up to Oct. with the possibility of more chemo afterwards. I've made a personal decision to wear do-rags /scarves instead of a wig. I know that this will bring up questions on the issue. I'm needing some help in figuring out the best way to approach the subject. I found a book about a 3rd grade teacher who was diagnosed with cancer and recovered. Have any of you had a similar experience? How was it handled? Any words of wisdom would be much appreciated. Thanks in advace.