JaneEyre9 Posted January 28, 2006 Report Share Posted January 28, 2006 Do you ever feel uneasy or afraid answering the question "how are you doing?" for fear people will hold you to your answer?I've found myself not knowing what to say when people ask about my health.I've been rather non-functional for about 9 months now....Too dizzy and syncopal to work, or drive, or do much of anything out of the house except cardiac rehab. I am somewhat better overall than when i started treatment. I can stand longer and sit up longer, but that's about it. My energy and stamina are about zero when i try to go out or get under stress, and every time i have a hormonal fluctuation like PMS or my period or ovulation, i get worsening symptoms which usually incapacitate me....leaving me flat in bed (my bad days). Since this is "better" than when i started treatment, does this mean my treatment is working? Or does it mean that I have been resting my body and time has passed? I get really frustrated when people say, "oh you're better," when i know that after i see them, i'll still have to go home and lie flat for the rest of the day. I'm better *compared to* not being able to move out of bed, but i'm still not functioning well. How do you answer this question without getting held to some sort of standard for all time?Even if i say to someone that i feel terrible, then i feel like i have to act like i feel terrible when i'm around them so they don't think that i'm exaggerating. Anyone else know what i mean?Extremely at a loss for words,Kristen Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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