Then: It meant a day off school.
Now: I usually feel too guilty to call in sick, convince myself I'll be fiiiiine and wind up shivering at my desk, staring into the middle distance and feeling wretched. See: today.
Then: People (read: my parents) brought me sweet treats and let me eat them rugged up on the couch in front of the TV.
Now: I just did a coffee run for the office and now I have some random veggie stew for lunch that looks a bit like vomit. If I'm not already sick before I eat it...
Then: People (again, read: my parents) took care of me.
Now: I can't even take care of myself. I mean I'm really thirsty but the walk to refill my drink bottle is just... too much.