We British are very good at responding to the “How are you?” question with a vague and general “I’m fine.”
Usually it’s all that’s needed, but for those who’ve recently asked for more info, I’ve realised my response hasn’t really given the full picture.
So for future reference, the
following can be used as a general guide:
“I’m not having a very good week” = this is the first time I’ve been out of bed this week
“I’m starting to see some progress” = there’ve been a few hours this week when I haven’t felt like I’m dying
“I’m feeling ok” = I can stand up, tolerate daylight and put enough words together to form a sentence
“I’m not feeling great” = I feel rougher than a badger’s arse (as much as I’d love to claim credit for this gem of a phrase I should really admit that I stole it from a Marian Keyes novel)
“I don’t like migraines very much” = %$¥&£ *CENSORED* $%£§&}¥ *CONTENT REMOVED* %£$&¥€
In general conversation that’s probably about as much as you’ll get.
Because otherwise I’ll most likely cry, or scream, or both.
And that’s just not very British, is it?!
What is chronic migraine? See first post My Brain BSOD