I have had a slight change in mindset recently. Two times recently I have said out loud “Dave is living with cancer and will be living with cancer for the rest of his life.” Please don’t interpret this as me giving up hope. I HOPE that the “rest of his life” will be a long long time. I HOPE that one of these chemo drugs will stop the tumors dead in their tracks. But for whatever reason, I need to acknowledge the reality that he has multiple tumors in his lungs and liver that are growing and that he is not a candidate for surgery – the only cure for colon cancer. He is fighting hard every single day to battle down these cancer cells while still working, attending school events and being an incredible dad and supportive husband. He is stronger and tougher than anyone I know. I feel this strong need right now to identify and honor what he is doing.