I did the same as others you are hearing from, I told them i had a fatty liver that was pretty bad and had to be on chemo like meds to clear it out other than family and one director no one really knew......
Well, I don't think you need to tell them anything really. I felt very strongly about this, only because this is the kind of person I am and I cope better in private. If they say you don't look good, say you ok and change the subject. Funny, no one noticed I wasn't feeling well or losing weight. Good luck and support you personal choice to keep it you business.
I did the same as fretboard...
I had the same questions asked and told them I was on Chemo and that I didn't want to talk about it. I told them I prefer to go about my work day without any questions from others. I told them it helps me feel more normal without people knowing, and most of the time it helps me to forget I'm on Chemo. They never pried after that.
You'll find some people are concerned while others are just nosey.
You can tell them that you are on chemotherapy, if they ask any questions after that then just say. Hey I just told you I was on chemo, the rest is very personal. God Bless
If you don't want to say you have hepC, tell them you have mononucleosis (mono / glandular fever) . That can take a year to clear up and be very debilitating.
It's difficult with friends, isn't it.
Personally, I have told my friends, as they are loving an compassionate and supportive. If one of my friends would be going through something like this, I would like to know to be able to support them or help them, if they need my help.
But of course everyone is different and I understand if you do not want to tell them. It might become difficult, if your sx get worse. Maybe you can tell them your ill and you are treating, but you'd rather not talk about it. It is already taking so much out of your life, that you at least don't want to have to think about it when you are together with them. And you would really appreciate, if they just carried on as they always had.
How about that you just haven't been feeling well lately. I have had some people at work asking me and others about my health. I have told just a couple of co-workers that I work closely with but the others I don't feel the need to tell. They are wondering why I don't have to work Saturdays and I am out a lot for MD apt. etc. When I have been asked directly I just joke that I have "issues" or evade the question with vague answers. This only lasted about a week or 2 and they have learned to stop asking. Not everyone needs to know.