The outpouring of support my family and I have received since letting people know about my leukemia diagnosis has left me speechless.

It is one thing to be diagnosed with cancer. It is quite another to know that thousands of women and men have me in their thoughts as I embark on my personal journey to cancer survivorship.

Having completed a few marathons, I can say I know a bit about endurance, and fighting through pain. I expected to draw open that experience during my treatment. Now, I will also draw upon the words so many of you shared: words of hope, words of inspiration, and words of encouragement.

I love Joan’s image of my cancer cells being smothered by my good karma. And as Liz, Carol, and Kathy each reminded me: I have the love and support of an entire Army of Women behind me and leukemia doesn’t stand a chance against this Army!

I’m off to do what Casey said its a** and teach us more than you already have by doing so.

I will update you soon.

With gratitude,
Dr. Susan Love

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113 Responses to Thank You

  1. Lorri Jackson says:

    The LV Love 5K Walk committee sends their love and prayers to give you more strength in your fight and recovery with Leukemia. Thank you for the distance you’ve walked with Breast Cancer research,take a look around to realize how many you have & will continue to help, & know we are honored to walking along that path with you. You are an inspiration to us all…

  2. Denise Griego says:

    Thank you for sharing your diagnosis. You are on a trail of recovery and discovery. I’m sending you positive thoughts and prayers as you travel the path to surviorship.

    From another cancer kicker sister!

  3. Susan,
    My prayers are with you and your family, daily, and I’ve added your name to my church’s prayer list.

    Don’t know what your treatment regimen will be, but in light of your and Robin Robert’s diagnosis (they are different), I’m working on hosting a “Be the Match” bone marrow donation where all of the members of my church can swab their cheek on an upcoming Sunday.

    Yes, sweet lady! Kick that thing to the curb!

    Best,
    Brenda Coffee

  4. Connie Jalet says:

    Your diligent devotion to the great cause of Army of Women is indeed inspirational. I trust your grace and courage fortify you at this time.
    I’m proud to be among the legions in Army of Women who want you to know of the prayers we offer for you.

  5. Joanne Burns says:

    Susan,
    I am sorry to hear about your recent diagnosis. You are in my thoughts and prayers that
    you will have the best possible outcome.
    Your book (in several editions) has been invaluable to me during my own breast cancer experiences. Thank you so much for all you have done over the years to assist breast cancer patients. You have truly made a positive difference in the lives of millions of women and their families.

  6. Bob Riter says:

    Dear Dr. Love – know that the men in your army are behind you as well. Your book was my lifeline during my treatment 16 years ago. Sending lots of good energy your way.

    Bob Riter
    Ithaca, NY

  7. Dear Susan – We just returned from 3 weeks in Portugal and you were in our prayers when we visited Fatima, where miracles have happened. You have such spirit and faith and you are an inspiration to all of us, you will be a WINNER!!! Love & Blessings
    Evelyn

  8. Ruth says:

    Best wishes for a quick and complete recovery to one of the most brilliant scientists of our time.

  9. Junko says:

    Dear Dr. Love

    I heard about you decades ago when I was having chemotherapy at UCLA. And later read about how they terminated you just because your sexuality. I felt anger becasue you are such excellent doctor who care about patient in most profound way.
    Several month ago, I found out about your web site and was so happy that I found you and your compation toward breast cancer is still alive.
    My recomendation to finght cancer is that I imagined little doctor inside of me were burning off the cancer cells. Also most important thing was and is the faith .. and I try to think about happy things to bring up immue system to fight off the invader. Of course you have to have good neutrition and diet so your own body can fight. I am believer of herbs, vitamin, and law foods.
    I feel most important thing to fight off the any illness is to make immune system to top shape. Food, herbs, laugh a lot, deep breathing to calm your nerve, exercise for circuration, etc …….
    We need Doctor like you … and we love you very much and praying ..

    Junko

  10. Julie says:

    Dr. Love:
    Thinking of you on this beautiful day. You have made your mark on breast cancer, and will continue to do so. We are blessed to have you on our team.

    Julie

  11. Leslie says:

    Dear Dr. Love:

    I wanted to send my good wishes and prayers to you for a speedy recovery. Many years ago I had a cancer scare and went to see you at Faulkner. You were so incredibly kind and helpful to me. I will never forget you. I wish you all the very best. I am praying to the angels to watch over you and help you through this difficult time.

    Leslie

  12. Eva Stanton says:

    Dear Dr. Love,
    My prayers are with you for strength and healing. I was just diagnosed a week ago with bc. My sister recommended your book and I am expecting it the mail today. The fear is so paralyzingly in my heart right now, but just reading all these notes to is helping. God bless you and thank you for all you do.
    Eva

  13. StephN says:

    I met you on my first trip to San Antonio as a patient advocate – that was 2004. We missed you greatly this year. NO Susan Love to shake up the Hot Topics panel, and make provocative statements (or mutterings that we tried hard to catch!).

    The HER2Support.org group is wishing you all the best with your recovery and return to full health.

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