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On Monday, December 2, Sue went Duke University Hospital in Durham, NC while in town visiting her son Chris. She was admitted immediately and diagnosed with metastatic melanoma. We are currently awaiting molecular level diagnosis of the melanoma which will determine the treatment path she will be put on.
Since many of you are not familiar with the background, I will add a bit more to Suzanne's story.
She had a melanoma excised from her left shoulder in May of 2009. We went back to the Dr for 7 years, and were still showing no sign of reemergence of of the cancer. She continued to see her dermatologist on a yearly basis, and as late as May of 2019, her latest visit, there was no sign of recurrence.
At the beginning of October we noticed that she had begun to feel weaker and we decided she needed physical therapy to improve her leg movement. Since we were going to be in North Carolina for Thanksgiving and Christmas, that would be a good time to do it. We arrive there on the Friday before Thanksgiving, and during that coming week she grew weaker to the point we took her in to urgent care the next Monday. Her blood pressure at that point was 70 over 50, so they immediately moved her to Duke University Hospital, and over the period of the next week her vitals were stabilized and we got the metastatic melanoma diagnosis.