The oral exam was not nearly as stressful as I anticipated. And thanks to the DPE, my mind was put at ease almost immediately during the interview. This was a 'pilot-to-pilot chat', not my annual colonoscopy. As I was advised by few people if I did not have the answer, I probably did know the answer and would have to talk through the question and find myself at the correct answer.
The flight evaluation was also a lot less stressful than I anticipated, and early on through this portion of my exam I had to remind myself that this was just like any other flight and handled the situation as such. There were many bumps at lower altitudes, but within reason I was able to hold onto my altitudes during the slow flight portion, and unlike the day before my steep turns were a lot more reasonable. Also, unlike the day before my landings were much closer to my standard and I felt very comfortable even with the evaluator sitting next to me.
I am still full of many emotions so I am lost for words. All I can say is that I am now proud to announce that I am finally a Private Pilot. I wish that my father, step-father, a dear pilot friend, Oakley, and a few friends were alive to receive my call and share my excitement.