Update and Plans for the Future

Susie with Doctor

Susie and her oncologist, Dr. Lee Schwartzberg

Thank you for your patience regarding my pause in posting during the past two months.

I thought you might like an update on my wife’s progress. Susie had a mastectomy, which included the removal of a cancerous tumor.ย Genetic testing on theย tumor resulted in a classification the doctor called “low intermediate” for recurrence.

According to statistics, for her type of tumor, chemotherapy would provide negligible to zero benefits over an estrogen inhibitor, so the doctor recommended against chemo and for the inhibitor.

This is exactly the news we have been praying for.

There are potential side effects of the inhibitor – hot flashes, joint pain, and bone-density loss. Susie will get a bone-density scan to establish a baseline, and they will monitor for any loss. She will also take calcium supplements and increase resistance training to help with bone strength and density.

Still, the potential side effects of chemotherapy are much worse, so we are ecstatic about avoiding that. Also, there will be no radiation. This is a huge double blessing.

The next step is another visit to the plastic surgeon in late June to discuss breast reconstruction.

Thank you to all who have supported us during these difficult weeks.

I hope to resume regular posts sometime this summer, maybe late July, including writing tips and critiques. We’ll see how it goes.

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17 replies

  1. Glad to hear the good news! I’ll continue to keep her in my prayers.

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  2. Definitely been praying! Bless you both as you walk with Jesus through this time.

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  3. That’s great news! The Lord has answered so many prayers from so many people!

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  4. Continuing to pray for you both! God is good!! <3

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  5. I’m so happy that she’s doing better, Mr Davis ๐Ÿ™‚ I will continue to pray for you both

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  6. Praise The Lord! What an answered prayer! ๐Ÿ˜€
    May God continue to bless you and Susie during this time! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. That’s great news!! I’ve been praying for Susie, and will continue to do so! God be with you through this time!

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  8. That’s such great news! I am really happy for you guys! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. So glad to hear the good news! Praying for you guys!

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  10. Thank you God for the good news! I have been praying for you and Susie, and I will continue to. Take all the time you need, but I know that we’ve all been anxious to hear from you again. Thank you for updating us, Mr. Davis!

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  11. Praying for you

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  12. Praying for y’all.

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  13. Congratulations on the good news. I’ll be praying ๐Ÿ™‚

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  14. I’m glad you have received such good news, and will continue to pray that your wife recovers fully ๐Ÿ™‚

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  15. Bryan, I just came across a YouTube video you posted which led me here. I am happy to hear God is answering the desires of your hearts. If it’s any encouragement, I have two cousins who have beat breast cancer. One has been in remission 9 years and the other 8. Stand strong.

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