Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Yes....I'm Fine

Ah...the proverbial answer to the question, "how are you?" .... I'm fine. 
And it's not a lie.  Not really.  If I wasn't "fine" I'd be in hospital, generally.  
And in that case it would be:

Please rip out
All my

I haven't felt THAT way in quite sometime now (knock on wood) thanks to Remicade, but as we all know, it can change in an instant.  But when I say "I'm fine" it means I'm fine for "ME".
The Crohn's is tolerable and manageable and I'm doing "fine".

Then again, if I'm not "fine" I will probably tell you I'm "fine" because...really....I don't want to talk about it.  So "fine" is the defense mechanism.  Ninety-eight percent of the time, I really don't want to talk about it and the other two percent I'm too sick to talk about it.

And really...if I was asked "how are you?" and I gave a long answer as to why I'm NOT fine...would you really understand?  Or would you just listen politely nodding your head and after I'm finished telling you how well I'm not feeling, you're just going to say, "sorry, I wish there was something I could do or say to make you feel better".  So unless you have the "cure" or have just won the lottery and are giving me some so I never have to work again...

"I'm fine, thanks" 



Dad said...

You go for it!
You're more than just "fine"- you're great in my eyes!

Nina V said...

Sweet dad. One or two of my parents would have said the same thing, but they died in the past 5 or so years in their early 90s.

The last time I remember being fine was in 1979. Pregnancy was somehow good for my gut. But in 2008 a gastro surgeon really finished me off with 5 surgeries, 3 in 5 days. Anyway, I am sorry that you are usually in pain.

Vern Laine said...


Sorry to hear about the multiple surgeries.
I'm the same, haven't been "fine" since 1988