Sherryl seems to be metabolizing the new chemotherapy pretty well. She had a good weekend. Even before Friday, her resilience kicked in by way of humor. We didn't know until last week that she gives names to each of her chemotherapy medications. For example, Adriamycin was named Adrian. And now that it has stopped working, Sherryl told us, "Adrian broke up with me. We spent a lot of time together -- since before Halloween. I really wanted that relationship to last."
The new chemotherapy is called CMF by both Sherryl and her team of providers. We won't say here what Sherryl says the "MF" stands for because this is a family-oriented website. Given that hint though, it shouldn't take very much imagination to figure out part of the name for this one. Regardless of its name, Sherryl wants to become very, very good friends with CMF.
From time to time, Sherryl speaks about the cancer cells that are still inside her body. Last week she told us that she wants to "kick the cells' little butts." Really? Gives a whole new image to the detailed cell anatomy we learned in high school biology, doesn't it?
Sherryl just ended her first two-week cycle on CMF and now she'll go 2 weeks without any chemotherapy. Overall, Sherryl is feeling great and went for a long walk both Saturday and Sunday mornings. Beautiful spring California sun shone as Sherryl walked and talked about life and those she loves.
We'd insert here the "Walking On Sunshine" video by Katrina and The Waves, but, because there have been so many other videos posted here from the same era, some of you might begin to think we "live" in the 1980s. Nope, not us. Much. If you don't live in the 80s either, click on this link: Walking On Sunshine.
This week, RaRa reminded us that laughter truly is the best medicine.
~ xoxo ~