All I can tell you for sure is that none of you women know how bad man 'flu really is. 'Mango sorbet, please, love, and Battlestar Galactica on the DVD... yeah, thanks, it's helping a bit.' ;-)
You poor souls! I have witnessed (and nursed) a man flu patient who subsequently spent 10 days in bed. I got the honour and privilege of serving on him hand and foot during that time!
Just so long as you don't put your Florence Nightingale lamp down where it knocks his tea over. That's just awful and prolongs recovery for at least a couple of days.