My recent problem is that one of my siblings asks me "how are you feeling" but then really doesn't care to listen. I'd prefer she ask "How are things?" so that I can just assume she wants to hear what is going on in my daily life. Asking about how I am feeling seems to imply that she wants to know. But clearly, she really doesn't and is bored with even my really brief answer of "not well but I'm dealing with it."
How I would answer that one (and have with some) is...."Now, which answer would you prefer to hear?"
"Do you really care to hear the truth? Otherwise, I'm fine...how are you?"
You can't force people to give a crap.
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!