al1976 8 years ago
My Father has been fighting Prostate cancer for the last two or so years, but it seems that this is a fight that he going to lose in 4 to 6 weeks.
I would consider myself to be a relatively strong person so this question isn't really about me.
I saw him last week when he found out that the cancer was terminal and for obvious reason he was a different person.
he isn't frightened he just wants it over and done with.
He's 65 and a typical Yorkshireman ie never one to discuss his emotions and has always been quite a closed off character. The Problem is I am exactly the same and turn every problem into a joke, but this is one problem that can't be laughed off.
When I saw him I was with my Mother and my Sister and throughout the whole time that we were there nobody mentioned the fact that he was dying and it all just seemed so false.
Is there any advise from anyone about what to say so that when the end comes you at least feel as though what needed to be said was said.
Sorry if this is a bit rambling but i'm not used to having to deal with things like this.