Sherryl is feeling pretty good this weekend. She's just begun the "2 weeks off" segment in the second monthly cycle of this chemotherapy course. A new tumor marker will be ascertained in about 2 weeks.
She has taken advantage of feeling well by spending time with family and friends, and by attending Austin's Little League game. This weekend, she also bought a farewell gift for Nancy, which was a good reason to head to one of her very favorite stores, Anthropoligie.
Nancy, Sherryl's favorite nurse at the Marin Cancer Institute, is making a career change. Her knowledge, skills, and caring ways have been recruited by the University of California at San Francisco, and she has accepted a new position with UC in the area of lymphoma and leukemia. She told Sherryl it was a hard choice to make and that the thought of telling Sherryl she is leaving was devastating.
Sherryl is deeply saddened to learn Nancy will no longer be seeing her on a regular basis but understands the career choice she is making. She told Nancy she will miss her gentle ways and expressed her appreciation for "always making [her] feel safe." Sherryl will see Nancy once more before the transition in jobs occurs. There will be lots of tears and, in typical RaRa fashion, we have feeling Sherryl will be in touch with Nancy in some way.
On Saturday, Sherryl enjoyed watching Austin's late-afternoon Little League game. Below are a few photos of our favorite little slugger at play.
~ xoxo ~