Well, I wasn't feeling well the week before my final exams and graduation. I was all excited because I had been selected to speak at graduation for the class (I was kinda the class loudmouth/clown)...
Lo and behold, "not feeling well" developed into raging pneumonia, and I was admitted to a Med/Surg floor ... where I stayed for a week, missing my finals and graduation!
Mercifully, I only have to make up the tests and I will receive my degree and be eligible for NCLEX.
How's that for a graduation sob story?
It was not all bad though ... the VP of Nursing at the hospital and about 20 RNs came into my room and Pinned me at the precise moment the rest of my class were being pinned on campus ... almost got me choked up!