With people who know about
my health issues, I either say "Great!" or "I'm having a bit of a difficult day." They know when I'm feeling really putrid without having to suffer any details.
With people who don't know I usually just say "Fine" unless they can obviously look at me and see that isn't so. Then I usually just say something like "Hanging in there, thanks."
Ulcerative colitis forum co-moderator
Moderate to severe left-sided UC diagnosed 2001.
Flared for 5 years, finally in remission with Remicade since March 2006.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroids.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
"My life is an ongoing medical adventure"