Ha ha. This comic speaks to me. When I was 20 I broke my foot in grappling competition. Compound fracture with one of my metatarsals sticking out through the top of my foot. (in a display of, now unrepeatable, hardcore-ness I drove myself to the ER) I spent three days in hospital and got a shiny stainless steel pin as a souvenir. But made a remarkable recovery.
Now at the venerable age of 40, the flu takes me out for two weeks. Ridiculous.