I had one of my most difficult and major surgeries — a spinal fusion — the summer before fifth grade. As I recovered from a post-surgery infection, I went to school for half a day for the first couple of months. On one of my first days back, everything seemed to be going well…until I got to science class. The teacher was rambling on about some scientific principle, and all of a sudden, my stomach didn’t feel quite right. Once we got into groups, I, well, vomited. In. Front. Of. The. Whole. Class. Everyone backed away as if I were radioactive!
–By Melissa Blake from So About What I Said