Mar 4, 2009 06:54AM NancyD wrote:
I'm living with my 90 year old father. The problem I have is I can't talk to him about ANYTHING related to my bc. He's always got to start up with everything that's wrong with him. And he expects me to be "over" my illness by now.
Before I was diagnosed (a year ago), I was pretty much the one who kept on top of him, made sure he had taken his meds. He's been pretty good up to now about making and keeping his own dr appts. But I've had so many of my own to make and keep track of this year that I've had to back off and I just hope he's been keeping up to date.
At your mother's age, she probably didn't care what the path report was. I know my father has a "touch" of prostate cancer, gets a Lupron shot every three months and he's fine with that. I don't think he knows anything more—or cares—the dr said he'd probably die of something else, so he lost interest in it.
So given their overall health and age, I can understand why she may appear to be not too concerned. She might have a greater fear of something else.