So sorry for the passing of your father Mr. Terranova. I too understand the bitterness of painfully watching a parent suffer, with the silver lining of feeling great pride for how hard they fought. We learn so much from watching them bravely carry-on, right up until the battle becomes too much. For me it drew me even closer to my Mother and my admiration for her grew stronger and stronger, right up until her passing. Unfortunately, as you said, the void lingers and changes everything. My deepest condolences to you and your family.
This coming Friday, on August 23rd, my Dad would have celebrated his 75th birthday. This horrible cancer took him way too soon. The void in all of our lives is immeasurable and nothing will ever be the same. For eight months he fought like a champ, trying to rehabilitate himself with the hope of being able to continue his treatments to battle this monster. Unfortunately, that was not meant to be. Infection after infection, and one complication after another, he fought with all he had until his body could take no more.