Can I just vent for a moment? That's what this forum is form right? Random stuff? I went to the program orientation for my Credential program Saturday the 12th. I was to begin student teaching the following Tuesday. Sunday at work, a co-worker called lamenting how she was very sick and didn't have time to be off work and I told her I was sorry and how I understood and how I had NO idea what I'd do if I suddenly got sick and had to be off work. Apparently life took my comment as a challenge. :thumb: I got to work at 2pm on Monday. I hadn't been feeling good all morning, but by 4pm I was in a fair amount of pain and asked to leave. I went straight to the Urgent Care feeling frustrated and figured I had a UTI of some sort. The Urgent Care said they couldn't help me because they didn't know what was wrong and sent me to the ER. Flash forward to 12:30am on Tuesday and an ER doctor comes in the room and tells me she's calling the on call surgeon because, I had appendicitis. Freaking APPENDICITIS. Other people get that. I mean... COME. ON. So, I had surgery and was in the hospital a couple of days, had 2 urgent appts with a surgeon due to complications, and I've been on bedrest until this morning when the doctor released me. Talk about getting sick at the worst time. And it's not like you can treat appendicitis. It may take a couple days to burst, but it won't go away. I guess better that it happened before I got a real teaching job. Forget a normal job, making sub plans in pain and from a hospital would not have been a possibility. So.... end rant. If you read all this, bless you and may appendicitis NOT be in your future.