I have been fighting a sore throat, cough, and congestion for weeks. This morning, I could barely breath. I called into my instructor that I could not come in. I have never missed a lecture or clinical before. My school has a fairly lenient absence policy. But I still feel like a bum. I think my instructor does not believe me. Do I need to do something to recover from this? Would it be more professional to just keep going with my next clinical day like nothing happened? Should i tell her what I am telling you, that this has never happened before and I feel like crap about it? Thanks for your input.