Sherryl had her second round of Chemo #6 last week and has subsequently experienced related side effects. Leg pain, stiff knees, water retention, and fatigue are not a fun combination even by RaRa Resilience standards. So, in addition to tears and lots of sleep, the walker was needed on Saturday and a cane on Sunday. Sherryl did feel better Sunday evening, which she attributes to an 15-hour night's sleep.
Backing up to last week, Sherryl decided to be pro-active and ask for a particular test. She has reasoned that nearly every part of her anatomy has been scanned; the only area not yet scanned is the brain. So, although she is functioning physically and mentally well, Sherryl presented her rationale to her oncologist with a request for that particular test. He agreed and the scan was scheduled for this past Thursday. The availability of test results is pending. Sherryl expects to get an update from her doctor during her chemo appointment this week.
Sherryl continues to push herself, even through bad days. Sunday evening, she was baking a birthday cake for one of the children at day care and talking about Christmas gifts she has in the works.
Resilience. Here's wishing RaRa wakes up tomorrow morning to a good day.