Sunday, June 3, 2012

Name Dropping

These days, I'm finding myself dropping the name -- or if not the name, the existence -- of my oncologist in casual conversation. It's almost a nonchalant mention of her, like I'm discussing my podiatrist or dermatologist -- as in, "I was speaking with my oncologist and she says..."

 I take this as a good sign.

Coming up on one year since my diagnosis, it's as if I'm no longer afraid of the elephant in my mind. I can talk about it openly. But then I realize, it may be a bit weird for other people to hear someone talk about "their oncologist." I'm not sure. Is it?