I volunteer at Hospice and work at a hospital. The lady who I sit with is dying of heart disease but they feed her bacon cheesburgers and of course she's on medication. It is terribly sad to me as I believe many in the medical industry are truly trying to help. It's just awful that so many well intended people are clueless that they're on the wrong track - that they ease sickness rather than promoting health!
It also keeps me very motivated to work on my own health, learn more and use that knowledge to encourage everyone near me into healthier ways. (Hopefully I'm not pushy, lol.) My family, friends and coworkers have seen me fast, do The Master Cleanse and have heard parts of my story and research. When someone complains of an ailment, I pipe up and tell them something that may help them understand the control they could have over their ailments. I try to speak of things that they will be able to accept. The only way to get past the misconceptions is to spread knowledge and hopefully they believe it more by what they see in me.
I think it's great that you found the path to improving your health and it sounds like you're next to a saint with what you had to go through with your father. I give you much credit for that and for your 45 day cleanse. Take care.