First time I've called in sick since..... Yesterday was the first time I've called in sick since March 10, 1970 when I called off of school sick. It's not exactly the first day of work I've ever missed. I missed a Friday to get a vasectomy, plus had to extend vacation once or twice because of some kind of crisis (flood, car trouble, etc), plus I've missed work to be in the delivery room when my kids were born, plus I've taken vacations ..... all things Cal Ripken never would have missed a game for! Still, that's pretty significant. I just never get sick. In this case, it was my son's fault. He had acute bronchitis bad enough he was coughing up blood and had to get medical treatment. I caught it from him. I didn't have it nearly as bad, but bad enough. I went home early on Friday because I felt so miserable and was over the worst by Sunday, but I was surprised how miserable I still felt yesterday morning.