Jul 12, 2014 - 12:03 am
I don't know what to do or say right now. I am so scared and my dad won't tell me anything. I'm 24, he's 58. To my knowledge, he has been cancer free for 7 years, but I honestly don't know if I saw a healthy man tonight. He now has cataracts and, before he eats, takes pills for his stomach. After eating, he was in the bathroom for about 20 minutes. I want to ask him about what's going on, but every time I've tried in the past, he says everything is okay. Scariest of all, years ago, he confessed that he would never tell me if he was dying. I don't want to expect the worst, but I can't help but worry when I don't know what's going on.
I guess what I'm asking is how do I make him comfortable enough to talk? Has anyone else felt reluctant to talk to family members? What can they do to create a safe welcoming environment to discuss life changes as a survivor? H
Thank you for any advice. I apologize if this has been asked in the past.