Sherryl's favorite holiday has arrived once again and she is happily spending the day with the entire family. Sherryl has hosted our annual feast every year since Mom passed away and now, it is with great love and pleasure, that she is passing the proverbial baton to Jonathan and Rachael to carry on the tradition of Thanksgiving dinner. Fun will certainly be had by all!
Sherryl has been feeling pretty well the past couple of weeks and, in fact, her tumor marker has dropped a bit to 470. Following a conversation with her oncologist, she believes that the dip in her spirits was due to the current chemotherapy as it is known to play havoc with emotions. The doctor also prescribed Sherryl a medication to reduce water retention. She says she doesn't mind pushing through fatigue, but there's nothing she can do in this case for a side effect that involves swelling.
Sherryl also learned that the results of the brain scan were back. Her doctor reported the brain and skull are fine. Sherryl has identified a small spot on her chin that is numb, so the doctor took note and explained that, if there is metastasis in the jaw, that may be the cause. He plans to watch it carefully.
On this Thanksgiving weekend, we are so thankful for the people in Sherryl's life who love her so very much. From longtime friends to nurses to daycare kids and parents to our aunts, uncles and cousins -- you all make such a difference to Sherryl's spirits. We hope you are spending part of this holiday weekend with those you love, too. From our family to yours, we wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!