Sherryl was scheduled for a round of chemotherapy today, and popped in to see Nancy prior to receiving her "cocktail." Blood tests indicated that her white blood cell count was marginally low, so a slightly lower dose of the chemotherapy was administered.
As Nancy was studying the other numbers that came back from the lab, she said, "Hmm. 78." When Sherryl asked what the 78 meant, Nancy told her that was the tumor marker. Sherryl couldn't believe her ears: the tumor marker has dropped from 127 mid-December to 78 today!
Sherryl told Nancy that, although she's getting far more sleep than she used to get, she's feeling better now than she did before she was diagnosed nearly 2 years ago. For those who have not talked to RaRa, you should all hear the lilt in her voice tonight. One of the sweetest sounds in the world. . .
Our cousin Marie is doing better these days, too, so we're happy for that reason as well!
In honor of Sherryl's birthday, the new year, and other changes underway, we've freshened up the design here with help from the talented Jo-Lynne over at DCR Design. The hands in the banner at top are littler than they used to be in order to make room for more hands and more white space, and we picked a different font for the title. We also made a few minor changes to the purple background, but not very many. Those little hands finger-painted that background, after all, and, well, art is art.
There will never be too many thank yous from us to you for all you have done to support Sherryl. We are so very appreciative of every thought, prayer, and gesture of kindness you send her way.