As the sunny days of spring hint their way to Northern California, Sherryl is tolerating well the first few rounds of oral chemotherapy treatment. Not a breakfast eater by practice, she is diligently making a habit of ensuring a few crackers are in her stomach before she takes her early morning pills. Similarly, she wards off nausea at the other end of the day by having a small meal late at night.
As side effects from previous chemotherapy and radiation treatments continue to dissipate, no negative reactions have surfaced to date as a result of oral chemotherapy. Sherryl's next appointment with her oncology team is Tuesday, March 4. Since Hand-Foot Syndrome is an unwanted reaction, they'll pay particular attention to the palms of her hands and the soles of her feet.
Sherryl's spirits are high as her energy slowly but surely returns. Her mind is filled with plans for spring, and she's ambulating and talking almost as quickly as new ideas arrive in her thoughts. It is so great to watch the delightful spirit of RaRa emerge again from the sleepy blanket of cancer treatment. While out and about today, we
superstitiously ceremoniously knocked wood obliging Promise to hold high her spirits and her energy.