Sherry Pollex celebrates end of chemotherapy treatment
After 17 months, Sherry Pollex’s treatment for Stage III ovarian cancer is over.
The girlfriend of Sprint Cup driver Martin Truex Jr. tweeted pictures Monday celebrating her last round of precautionary chemotherapy after being diagnosed with the illness in August 2014.
Pollex underwent her chemotherapy treatments every 21 days. One came the Monday before Truex competed in the championship round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup last season.
“We keep our lives really normal,’' Pollex said told NASCAR.com the Friday before the race. “My doctor will say, ‘I know you, you just had chemotherapy but you’re going to the race track and going to talk to everyone.’ And I just say, ‘Of course I am.’”
Pollex and Truex have been by each other’s side through trying times. Pollex with her cancer diagnosis and treatment and Truex with his unceremonious departure of Michael Waltrip Racing, a career worst year and then revival with Furniture Row Racing.