David Burge Updates

David Burge updates his journey with leukemia

Medical update

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“Cases in older patients are more likely to result from chromosomal abnormalities (e.g. the Philadelphia chromosome) that make treatment more difficult and prognosis poorer.” (from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acute_lymphoblastic_leukemia). We had some good news today. Dave does not have the Philadelphia chromosome.

As an aside: I (Tarnya) have had a sore throat for 3 days, so have been unable to visit. But David and I have been able to have some good times together chatting on the phone. I had an afternoon sleep today 🙂

I’m on the hunt for a suitable house for us: the one we are living in at present is not suitable for a number of reasons. The full results from the bone marrow biopsy should be available by Thursday, so we will know more details of Dave’s treatment plan and prognosis then. This will guide me in the urgency of the move. I am committing this need to God, who knows better than I do exactly what house would be best, and the timing of the move.


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November 16, 2009 at 9:29 pm

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  1. Great news about the gene. Deo gratias/thanks be to to God.

    Was it a nana nap or a power nap? 🙂

    I hope that you get more of the same.


    November 17, 2009 at 9:01 am

  2. Hi David… Wasn’t sure where to put this on the site but anyhow.. What can one say at a time like this?! Our shock is profound, I can only imagine yours and Tarnyas… still we are encouraged that while we are unable to be there with you through this trial, that someone far greater is!! How great is our God!! We have two friends with luekemia – both christians, one continues to play rugby and tennis a year after his diagnosis, and the other had bone marrow transplant over a year ago and is remarkably well and plays inour church band!. We cant offer practical help because of distance, but we add our prayers and support, to the countless others who are praying for and the family, and of course send you our love. James, Alison and girls.


    November 18, 2009 at 12:53 pm

  3. Hi Dave and Tarnya
    You may not even remember us! We had dinner together at Evan and May’s over a year ago with the Schachs.
    E&M just sent us your blog so that we could pray. Right now we are in Romania and so of no practical assistance whatsoever, but please be assured we WILL lift your entire family up before the throne of grace. We will pray God’s blessing on you, His peace to comfort you, His steadfast unchangingness to sustain you, His love to envelope you all. We will be able to offer up prayers during our daytime – the dark hours of your nighttime, the lonely time when burdens can seem too big. We will pray precious sleep for you and deep joy too.
    Love and blessings
    Rachael (for Rob and our eight kids)


    November 24, 2009 at 7:50 am

  4. Hi David
    Just to let you know that our family is thinking of you and your family. We are praying for God’s Blessings and Strength (Joy) for you all. Looking forward to our next chat at waterpolo!!

    Lots of love Adele, Graeme, Melanie, Hayley and Elise.

    Adele Paulin

    November 29, 2009 at 9:07 am

  5. You ywo are such a blessing to so many and you are showing and sharing such a testimony. David your old Wellsford sermons are comimg to life more than ever!
    Blessings on you sainte3d heads. Love to all of you.

    Lindsay and Dorothy

    December 8, 2009 at 4:24 pm

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