I'm the man in the house. Sigh, I have to admit, I'm guilty of being the baby when sick... lol.
This has been discussed deeply in my house and the conclusion has been that discomfort is absolute torture, while pain is completely tolerable to me and I'm sure your husband as well... lol. I'm in the military, have deployed multiple times, been injured I can't count how many times, but boy oh boy, when I have the sniffles! Thankfully, I get babied at home... lol.