I don't know why,this thread takes me back to my first episode of sickness after my wedding which was exactly 4 days after the big day. I went down high grade fever.Real bad. My husband would turn up occasionally by my bedside and ask if I was well and then go sit with his family. Medicine administered by him. Asked if I needed fruits by younger BIL. Other than that I kept on lying there like a destitute. Got well after a few days. My expectations were high in the initial few years of marriage ,so I complained that he didn't do enough or show enough care. Here's his golden answer,"What would my parents think?That I am giving way too much attention to you and ignoring them." Since then ,a lot has changed vis a vis ,the demography of the family and his relationship with them,but his grade of care has not escalated much other than prompt delivery of healthcare. However ,if he falls ill... He cannot have me leaving his side and suspend everything else but baby him. I have even slept for a few days hot June without a fan while he was suffering a fever and could not stand the fan.He was like"Stay here please..."And I was like"How(to myself)?"but stuck along anyways. Right now I am down with a flu since the last 4 days. Doing all that I do on regular days (with much reduced efficiency,though). Browsing , however did me good in 2 ways. 1.I came across this thread and vented. 2.Learnt the difference between a "Mommy flu" and "Man flu". Google it guys.Sure will crack you up.