Yes, I was sent home from work today. A substitute teacher came into my classroom and informed me that as of 12:00, I would be dismissed to go home. Let me start from the beginning: I have arthritis that has been VERY bad, particularly over the past month or so. I even took Tuesday off to rest my foot/ankle as it has been really bad. I popped into the walk-in clinic and got some new medication, which had been working alright. This morning was the first time that I was able to walk down the stairs normally. So I was very happy to be going to school pretty much pain-free. Unfortunately, this morning was our Jump Rope for Heart day, where there were multiple stations set up that we had to go to as classes. Well, during the very first station, one of my students ran up to my TA to give her a hug, but ended up kicking her (completely accidentally - I know that sounds crazy... you just have to know this kid to know that it IS possible) I could tell that she was in a lot of pain, so I started off to get the student away, and in the process, managed to twist my ankle. I hobbled from station to station for the rest of the morning until recess. During recess, I wheeled my office chair to the staff room (next door from my class) and ate there. Then wheeled back for the Daily Five... got an ice pack and put my foot up while I read a story. It was so much worse than it had ever been... So that's why I got sent home. Now here I sit with my foot up and an ice pack, wishing that I could just be at school.