Richard took Sherryl to the hospital this morning to have a port inserted into the right upper chest area as scheduled. Although her mouth was dry due to fasting since midnight last night, her mood was chipper as she headed for the operating room. The doctors' plan included partial sedation, full sedation if necessary, for the 2-hour procedure. One of Nadine's friends who works in the hospital had told the surgery staff to treat Sherryl "like a rock star." And they did.
Sherryl tolerated the procedure well, and then headed to the cancer center to receive her first dose of the new chemotherapy medicine. When she arrived in the chemo room, the three nurses who had each struggled on various occasions to find a vein in Sherryl's arm, were ecstatic to see that she now has a port. It makes their job easier and they know having a port is far easier on patients like Sherryl.
Tests results were revealed today, too. The x-ray of her leg shows nothing is present on the femur. And all blood tests look good relative to red and white blood cell counts, etc. A new tumor marker will be ascertained in about 5 weeks.
Once home, Sherryl felt groggy but good, so she spent the remainder of the day resting and sleeping. She plans to return to day care on Thursday.
Thank you all once again for your love, prayers, and support. In case we have not said so lately, we are so grateful for you and your setting good intentions for RaRa.