Being sick is not funny.
Trust me. It's not funny callng your boss to say you are sick. Nor is it funny to hear your British supervisor chirp back at you that she will cover for you as long as you go and get yourself a hot cup of tea and get into bed.
Nor is there anything remotely funny about calling for an emergency appointment...at the dermatologist's office. And it's not either very funny to sit in a waiting room with eleven people ahead of you, fighting the urge to punch their pimply faces and rush ahead of them screaming "I'm the only one in here who is actually SICK! All of your acne treatments can wait!" And it's really unfunny watching those eleven people stare at you because you actually look sick. IS THIS A DOCTOR'S OFFICE OR WHAT???
It's not funny to hear the doctor tell you that you need to see another specialist. Nor is it funny to have that chirpy receptionist tell you that you have a $40 copayment for specialists. And it's least funny when you realize that you are gonna have to fork over that same $40 the next day.
It's not really funny to spend an entire day in bed. Nor is it funny to get up out of bed just so you can "go to bed." And it's not funny to get out of bed and discover that you can't really be out of bed after all.
It's not either funny when you realize that the "sick day thrill" of our youth is completely gone. Nor is it funny to realize that you just got hungry for the first time in days but you are too sick to get up and get food. And it's certainly not funny to find yourself bored out of your wits because you can't get up for your computer, and you can't sleep cuz you are in too much pain.
I'll tell you what is funny. The wifi that usually stops about five feet short of my bed was picked up on my iPod. That's funny! And comments from people who feel bad for me and want to entertain me might be very funny! ;-)