This is my first semester back to school in 10 years and I decided to start by taking A&P I only, since it is so difficult and I also work full time and have 2 kids. I was carrying a definite B, possibly a B+. But then, October 30th, I had major surgery, namely a laproscopic cholecystectomy. I told my instructor far in advance (about 2 weeks beforehand) that I would be out for 2 weeks post-op and he told me he would "accomodate" me. The day before my surgery I talked to him and pressured him to be more specific and he told me I should plan on getting class notes from one of my classmates and that when I returned he would answer any questions I had but, and here is the big BUT.............I would not be allowed to make up any quizzes or tests while absent.
I was so angry I went to the Dean of Students and told him my tale and he said "Sorry. I am sympathetic to your cause, however, the teacher is not required or obliged to allow you to make up any missed coursework."
Needless to say, I went back to school November 14th to discover my worst fear had come true. Despite my best efforts to keep up in the textbook, I was lost! To add insult to injury, I missed a lab practical (very important) and 2 quizzes. I will be unable to make them up and now have to work my tail off to try and catch up. Hopefully I can salvage a C, but I have only until Nov. 28th to drop the class (with no refund of course). Do I stay with it, take my chances and try my damndest to do well on the final, or cut my losses by dropping the class? Either way I am going to have to retake the course if I don't get at least a C. I am so frustrated with this.
Any help or advice you all can give me will be very appreciated. I don't know what to do.