On February 11, I had my 3 month visit with my oncologist, Doc Esther. She was running late and just as she was starting to take my information, a phone call from ICU pulled her back out. That is definitely more important than my check-up. So, I tried to occupy myself while waiting.
During the exam, our small talk turned into who we were named after, other names of her siblings and "older" names that aren't used very much. How many children do you know with the name "Carol"? Esther is a good Biblical name.
Needless to say, I forgot to tell her the areas that were painful. I know, I know .... first time I didn't write a list for her. Who am I to try to remember the things I wanted to relay to her? If it is any consolation, I did remember to show her 2 moles and she said they were nothing to worry about.
Right before she hurried off to the next patient, she said "You've now graduated from 3 month visits to every 6 months".