I'm no wimp: I'll go to school and I won't take medicine unless forced to. :P Just give me a few boxes of tissues and I'll be fine. My mom asks me if I want to stay home but I always refuse. It lasts longer that way but it's mostly just snot after a few days. I've always done it like that. Plus, you can pity your way out of doing things with the rightly times coughs and puppy faces. :)
When you get sick, do you prefer to go it alone or be doted upon by a friend, partner, or parent? Do you usually go to work or school or stay home?
Gotta admit though, it hurts like a bitch to have to take tests and write essays when you're just about to pass out from congestion. :/ :D