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

A crusty old character

Dad really was a crusty, old character, very difficult to show emotional closeness. He wasn't demonstrative in terms of positive emotion, but on the other hand, he showed in so many other ways that he cared for us. That was understood that we were very much loved and cared for and that he considered us a very important part of his life.

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