So, as I sit here in the hospital next to Dave, I'm thinking of all the ways his injury affects our lives... It's amazing really... But, I also want to say that I'm so thankful and blessed that we are going to walk (well, sort of) out of here in a couple days. I guess I can't help but think of all my patients fighting cancer... and how we get to go home and start healing and recovering, and so many of them know that they are never going to "heal"... Everyday I see them struggle and fight, but what an amazing strength to fight for another hug and kiss from their husband or wife... or another couple months to see their grandbaby... or another few years in the hopes they get to see their daughter or son walk down the aisle. Since Dave had his accident, I've been thinking about life differently. We all go on about our lives, complaining about this or that... or taking for granted all the abilities that God has given us. I pray that everyone that I love can see life as the blessing that it is... We sure do know how God has blessed our lives.... Just the mere fact that Dave is still here with us is a blessing in itself.... and knowing that there is a tomorrow for us, no matter how difficult it might be as he recovers, we are blessed. Thank you for all your prayers and comfort... and please say a prayer for everyone who's ever been affected by cancer... I love you dad!
Above is my DMH Radiation Oncology Gang at The Race and Relay for Life and the Survivor's Lap