I dont even know where to start& I guess the best place to start is at the beginning. I was hospitalised in November due to a number of things but a blood transfusion and two months worth of medication and I was sent home. However, that was just the start and almost straight after, I developed a chest infection, queue 45 days worth of steroids. And then, due to the steroids lowering my immune system, I caught flu. I thought Id had flu before, but this was awful! Anyway, my breathing got really bad and I was taken to hospital at the end of February. In addition to the flu, blood tests and a later CT scan revealed a blood clot in my lung and I was admitted once again to hospital. I was kept in hospital for a while and my treatment is still ongoing. So basically, Ive been ill since November! Work have been fantastic (surprisingly), and so have university. As the cold air was a trigger for both the chest infection and flu, I was told to stay home by my doctor and missed about four months of uni, but I worked from home. I went back at the end of March and everything was fine and I have extensions until the end of May for my actual work. However, on Friday I received a letter informing me that Id been withdrawn from my May exams as they felt that I wasnt fully prepared (despite me meeting every deadline they've set me from home) and that I was to sit my exams during the summer re-sit period in August. The re-sit period will begin three days after we leave for Florida and end the week before we come back. I appealed, and it was rejected. Im so incredibly angry& me sitting exams later in the year was never mentioned as a possibility, in fact, every time Ive discussed my exams/coursework and their progress, its been said that I need to pass everything in May as I cant be here for August. This has come completely out of no where. So, spoke with Travel City Direct who could move our trip to before the exams (end of July-mid August) or after (mid Sept first week of Oct), however we would loose the free dining and our flights were so much more expensive which meant we would need to find an extra £2,500 before June. Impossible. Our only option was to cancel and rebook for next August. A year and a half away I feel absolutely heart broken. This year has been so incredibly difficult, what with my health in addition to family worries, this holiday was the only thing thats kept me going and kept me working at home through it all. We've not told the girls yet. I dont even know how to approach it. We had them over Easter for a few days and all they talked about was Florida and how excited they were, how jealous their friends were etc. Every question began with 'When we're in Florida...' and every statement ended with '....do they do that in America?'. Sorry for the huge post. Ive not even wanted to type this as it sort of makes it all the more real and you guys have been such an amazing support during the planning, its hard now saying its all been for nothing.