The first of three weekly chemotherapy treatments was administered to Sherryl today. This session was the long one as it included the full chemo cocktail. Anticipating the end of chemotherapy and next steps, Sherryl scheduled her bone and CT scans for the Monday and Tuesday following Thanksgiving. If all goes as planned, radiation treatment may not begin until after the holidays. That said, Sherryl continues to stay open to all options for the course of her treatment.
Sherryl's tumor marker, aka "the number," is 24, the same as it was last time it was reported. Maintaining a 24 is a good sign that Sherryl is responding well to treatment.
In honor of Halloween and consistent with her ongoing generosity, Sherryl delivered to her friends at the cancer center batches of cookies she made and decorated over the past few days. Staff were amazed and pleased that she had the energy make them.
Many physicians and staff came to work today in costume, and a costume contest was part of their workplace festivities. There were to be three judges for the competition. Two of the judges were physicians. And who do you suppose was asked to be the third judge? Yes, it was Sherryl!
She described some very clever costumes, but her favorite and the one she voted for was a group of 3 nurses who dressed as Three Blind Mice. She said it was comical to consider a blind mice starting IVs, changing IV solutions, and giving injections. She will learn on Thursday the outcome of the contest. In the meantime, she is resting and hopes to not feel too depleted of energy in the next few weeks.
We hope everyone had a Happy Halloween!