Hi Naomie, I’ve been diagnosed for 8yrs now and am a pig headed,proud, hospital hating, doctor loathing 60yr old bloke lol! Your dad’s lucky to have a daughter as I have a daughter whose very loving and stubborn & nags me to death about seeing doctors but makes sure she doesn’t over do it. I don’t know how I’d of survived without her. Dad’s take more notice of their daughters because they hate seeing them upset. I found it hard to accept help to but with my daughter’s gentle stubborn persuasion I got diagnosed & eventually even had the DBS op which has given back a lot of what PD took away! My daughter was with me every one of the three days I was in hospital, I couldn’t have done it without her support. The op itself wasn’t painful at all, I was awake for the drilling bit which was weird but ok and the second part where the battery is fitted I didn’t know about as I was under general anesthetic.The only bad bit was the frame being fitted for positioning of the drilling which in my case done in a rush because of theatre slot which really hurt till the local anesthetic kicked in. Just be stubborn and give him the support and gentle but firm coaxing he needs I found it works wonders!