People don't seem to know how to respond to a person who has health issues that are continual. I think they want to hear you say, "I'm all better!" then they can stop feeling obligated to ask. In fact, many people in my close circle, even family, don't ever ask how I am.
And if folks do find out, lots of times they respond by telling me all about how they have the same thing and it's a lot worse for them OR they tell me, well it could be worse. I KNOW IT COULD BE WORSE, PEOPLE, THINGS CAN ALWAYS BE WORSE! But, that doesn't mean I'm not going through anything worth caring about. I usually just chalk it up to people not knowing how to genuinely show their compassion for others. I'm used to it.
What do I really want to hear? I think all most "sick" people want and need to hear is, "I'm sorry you're hurting. What can I do to help you? If you want to talk, I'm here for you." It's as simple as that!
Hope you're finding things to
Laughing, Lollie Gagger