John, My Step-Dad, has never been ill all his life, I have no recollection of him ever taking a Paracetomol for a simple Headache!!
Growing up, We had our issues, typical Teenage Kid Vs Authority stuff, But as I grew older and ironically became a Stepparent myself, I found respect for him in many ways.
John however, has his typical "Old School" attitude, which I find somewhat admirable in any Person. The Hospital have told him that he has had the Growth for a long time, yet, throughout this time he has never complained of being ill, or as he says himself felt ill.
So, yes, he has taken the sensible steps, just in case, organising Funeral details and such (Much to my Mothers heartache). My Family learned the hard way in 2010 that you can never be too prepared, at the loss of my Younger Brother to a sudden Heart attack at the too young age of 37.
John is in his 70's now and in all honesty, could run rings around me and my Wife His love for Gardening won him the Local Councils "Garden of the Year" award a few years back.
My Heart and Head are at loggerheads in all this, because I know in my Head how serious Cancer is, not just that, but Surgery at this age too. Though Surgery at any age is a risk. Yet in my Heart, I know, and have told him, he is a tough old Boot, he Served in the RAF, in the 50's, served in Cyprus amongst a few other places.
One thing I remember of his RAF days, is that he got very drunk one night with a serving Buddy, they fell asleep on the Beach, to which they where both awoken next Morning by Gunshots - Apparently they had fallen asleep on the Beach below the Base's Firing range!!!
I had to laugh when, after being given a Date for removing the Tumour, his main concern (and I kid you not) was that it interfered with his Seasonal planting in the Garden !!!!
He was very annoyed that he will not be allowed to do any Gardening for 10 Weeks (Or any other 'Heavy' activity
I know some of this may have sounded defeatist, but I don't doubt his strength in pulling through.
I just needed to waffle, to get things out of my head.
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