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Mary M Schermerhorn
Jul 6, 2019 Latest post:
Jul 20, 2019
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Our apologies to those whos phone calls, emails, and text messages we did not respond to. We're hopeful this site will help ensure you receive regular updates about Mary's recovery. Thank you for visiting!
Mary's journey started in September 2018 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. At the end of February 2019 after having completed two surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation treatment, we discovered the cancer had metastasized to the surface of Mary's bones. Her treatment for this second round of cancer does not include surgery, traditional intravenous chemotherapy, or radiation. Instead the treatment regimen for the foreseeable future is centered around a few prescription drugs that are meant to halt any further spread of the cancer as well as an infrequent intravenous delivery of zoledronic acid to help protect and strengthen her bones. We'll continue to meet with Dr. Hussein, our excellent oncologist and all-around great guy, each month to monitor Mary's recovery and adjust the treatment plan when warranted.
We've been blessed with a fantastic group of caregivers here in Florida including the aforementioned Dr. Hussein, Dr. Kamath, Dr. Long and his exceptional PA Beverly Elmore, who has been a pillar of strength and a source of great guidance. We feel fortunate to be in the care of this great medical team. Finally, what can we say about George, Mary's husband. George has been at Mary's side and her primary caregiver throughout this entire journey. We'd be lost without him.
Thanks again for all your support and thank you for visiting. We'll do our best to keep you updated and invite you to leave messages here for Mary.