The MRI showed the metastasis in Sherryl's back is a bit "extended," which means it is a little larger than it appeared on the first MRI. There is a chance it may have grown between the time the first MRI was performed and the start of medication. However, the MRI also shows the area where the spine was treated looks better as a result of the radiation therapy. The radiology oncologist will keep a close watch on the spine area.
Sherryl's lower left leg has improved since she raised the related concern with her doctor. At this time, her back aches a bit.
Sherryl is scheduled to see her oncologist on Thursday and surgery (a lumpectomy) is scheduled for early Friday morning, May 25. The anticipated length of stay in the hospital is one or two nights, then Sherryl will be discharged to home to recover.
As of today, Sherryl's website has surpassed 3000 hits -- more evidence of the love and support she is receiving from all her family and friends. As we know, she intends to "beat this thing," and we cannot express the gratitude we feel for your following so closely with us the updates on Sherryl's health and well-being.
Especially as Sherryl heads into surgery later this week, thank you so much once again for all your prayers and good wishes!