I usually just say "fine" or "great, thanks." If it's a bad day and I know people can tell, I'll just say "Today's a little difficult. How are you?"
Most people don't really want to know, or don't want details. "How are you" I see as just a courtesy, so I respond accordingly. People who know me and know about
my issues will usually say something like "You don't feel very good today, do you?" Then I answer honestly but briefly.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroid therapy.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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