I have breast cancer that reappeared a year ago, leading to the usual round of emergency room visits, hospital stays, and surgeries. My stepson and his wife have wanted to know details, but if I tell them anything, they get tightlipped and start talking about their own (more minor) physical problems. If I say I’m doing well and don’t elaborate, they don’t seem to believe it (it’s obviously not the whole story) and look disgruntled. What can I say that will end this very unwanted interaction?
S.J. / Brookline