Let's face it - medical stuff isn't always fun to discuss.
Excuse my Southern roots for showing, but bless your heart if you talk around people when they're standing right in front of you, like they aren't there.
One of the coolest compliments I ever received from a coworker was about me as an editor. In a meeting with our executive director, he described our work relationship as a symbiotic partnership where he "spewed a bunch of crap" on paper, then gave it to me to "become brilliant."
There's a Modern Family episode called "The Last Walt" that cracks me up and makes me cringe at the same time. In it, family matriarch Claire Dunphy has to deliver the news that a neighbor has died, and she has the most socially inappropriate reaction while doing so.