Just realized I switch to second person when writing about things I haven’t quite got my head around: “If you want nipples, they will fashion them for you...” And when it’s something I don't want to face without Cheryl it becomes first person plural: “Friday we meet with a plastic surgeon...”
Along those same lines of mini-denial, I let the doctors and staff call me by my first name. They read my chart or insurance card and I never correct them. So it’s Claudia going through this, not Michele.
C is also for coping.