I would think the same way too. It’s just like forcing yourself to go to work when you have a raging fever. No different from the drive to finish a marathon even when already crawling on all fours from exhaustion.
Even with burns on your forehead, dormant dizzy spells, and a tumor pressing against your eyes, you’d still want to take the final exam too. Like every other healthy person in that class. It’s a want for normalcy, and it makes sense to me.