Ben's Father's Assessment

Cancer in my family

Stoic about pain

We avoided medication

My father's pain

A crusty old character

Cancer changed him

The cancer returned

Stoic about pain

During the month that my father was in the hospital, before his death, most of our family stayed at the hospital or at the hotel. He had pain and somewhat stoically, he didn't express a lot except that he was uncomfortable. I would say probably the last twelve hours were extremely intense. I don't know if it's unique to my father's side of the family, but I believe there is a very strong tradition of being very conscious of yourself. Drugs can inhibit that.

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