My DMIL has been fighting cancer for several years now, going thru two full rounds of chemo....she's a tough cookie. After the first, we thought she beat it, after the second, we were hopeful. It started as colon cancer and she had part of her colon removed but it has now spread to her liver and pancreas so, even with chemo, she has months left. She lives with us and is like a second mother to me. DD9 has been growing up with her and it will break her heart. DMIL has decided to at least start chemo this time around to lengthen her life but only if she can still have quality of life and I support her decision. I am stressed because there is too much happening at once. Before diagnosis three, DH pursued a dream job and I encouraged him to take it. It starts in a little over a month. He is now in an extremely stressful job that he hates and has been there for 16 years, to a much less stressful job that he will likely love but he will be traveling 50% of the time. I on the other hand, have had a job I really like for six years now but a new woman started that has her sights on my job as a stepping stone to my bosses job and she is good friends with the VP:-(. I thought I would retire from this job but now it's uncertain. I am now over 50 so I figure it will be very difficult to find something else. I know that compared to what DMIL is going thru, the job situation is nothing, but everything combined, I feel discouraged.