Lesson to be learned? Always have some sort of contingency in case these things happen. I'll have to think about this, and maybe brainstorm on aishet_sheretz about what one can do in this sort of emergency. Although we do have it easier here - a full range of take out and restaurants plus friends who can take us in or provide meals if we need them.- not everyone has our resources, and we'd rather not rely on them ourselves.
Because you can't time getting sick. As many of you know all too well.