I haven't been here in ages....my life was going well and feeling fine after acdf 5-6 and rotator cuff surgery. I am special ed teacher. Went back to work this year and my class was a good fit with my physical limitation; all was fine. October principal put new student in my room: very large, very aggressive student. I am only 4'8" tall to begin with. I expressed my concerns and she basically shut me down. It takes 3 people to restrain him, so for the healthy person this is a difficult situation. I expressed my inability to physically handle him to her many times, even cried in her office. WELL...now I am hurt again and out once again. Went for ct and mri yesterday. NOW she is thinking of taking him out of the class...i even went to my union rep and we were planning on filing a grievance. Now that is a moot point since I am cannot work. I feel so "sold out' by her...this never should have happened. I was doing great with the class I had. Now I feel again like a failure...worried about my future. I know I cannot stay in the program because basically she wont cut me a little slack...hoping the results of my tests are not bad. I see surgeon Friday. I just needed to vent. Thank you.