When I was six turning seven, I had a bout with tonsilitis, and when I got back to school, my friends made me piles of pictures because I had been sick on my birthday. When I was twelve, I missed ten days of school due to strep throat. Those are the memories I have of being really, really sick. I had perfect attendance in junior high, and I missed very few legitimate days of school in high school.
I have not left the house in eight days and I can't wait to feel better, because I am not good at being sick.