Sherryl met with Nancy yesterday and learned all her blood counts, in Sherryl's words, "continue to be wonderful." In the advent of radiation treatment, Sherryl's health care team anticipated the tumor marker would go up. Their prediction was correct. Prior to radiation, the tumor marker was 185. Yesterday, it was 234.
No change in treatment has been prescribed since continuing the same therapies should lower the tumor marker over the next couple of weeks. Sherryl will continue to take Xeloda cyclically and is scheduled to receive another dose of Zometa on September 5. A status check of the tumor marker, along with ongoing blood work, will occur in another 3 weeks.
As the summer draws to a close, Sherryl's spirits remain high. So, here is the last musical number in our summer concert series for RaRa. Another flashback, this time to the 1980s. So fluff up that rock star hair and tuck in those fullback shoulder pads. It's Queen performing "Bohemian Rhapsody."