I’ve called in sick today for the first time since I’ve been working in Japan. I’ve been having severe stomach pains since Monday, but I couldn’t go to the doctor because Yasu is in Tokyo for 2 weeks (it sucks to be this dependent). On Tuesday it was a bit better, but Tuesday night I couldn’t sleep because of it. On Wednesday I still went to work, but working made it worse, teaching and pretending to smile isn’t easy when you really want to scream and cry. So I decided to stay home from work today, which sucks because when you’re sick you don’t get paid in Japan!! Which is why I’ve never called in sick before, I figure I can be sick at home or I can be sick at work and get paid for it. But unfortunately, this time it was different. I feel a little better now and I’ll go back to work tomorrow and hope I don’t make it worse again, but if so Yasu and I’ll go to the doctor on Monday.