Tuesday, December 13, 2011
When They Ask "How are you doing?"
So, how do you know when to really answer? I know I am really conservative (probably the only time in my life) when I answer. I lean toward the "Fine" more than I should. I find it easier and less painful than starting to really answer and have the person cut me off or be disinterested.
I rarely answer directly unless the person is a really close friend or they really prod me. Even with this cast on my foot, I find it difficult to answer with more than "I have a foot problem. It is fine." Today I was on the phone with a friend and the first time she asked how I was I said "fine." Later in the conversation I told her about my foot problem and she googled it while we were on the phone. She was sweet and expressed how sad she felt that I was in such pain. But it was still hard for me to say anything.
Does anyone else have this problem? Does anyone else have a hard time speaking about their medical issues? Or do you find it easy? What is your secret? I would love to hear.