Shake and Bake NASCAR Blog After cancer surgery, Martin Truex Jr.'s girlfriend going home Great news for Martin Truex Jr.'s longtime girlfriend Sherry Pollux, who recently announced that she is battling ovarian cancer. Martin Truex Jr. and girlfriend Sherry Pollex take part in prerace ceremonies. Will Schneekloth / Getty Images North America By Josh Richter Aug 22, 2014 at 1:30p ET Great news for Martin Truex Jr.'s longtime girlfriend Sherry Pollex. Last week, Pollex made the announcement that she is battling ovarian cancer. After spending eight days in the hospital, she Tweeted this Friday morning. I love this man SO much. He saved my life. How did I get so lucky? Oh and by the way, I'M COMING HOME! Wahooo!! ☺️❤️ pic.twitter.com/CKrqpNZV62— Sherry Pollex (@SherryPollex) August 22, 2014 My journey with cancer has just begun, but the first and hardest part is over! I survived the surgery! Chemotherapy, I'm ready!!! #bringit — Sherry Pollex (@SherryPollex) August 22, 2014 Needless to say, the NASCAR community is standing behind her. @SherryPollex you are one of the strongest, most determined women I know! I have now doubt you're going to fight hard! I ❤️ you!! — DeLana Harvick (@DeLanaHarvick) August 22, 2014 @SherryPollex you are a rock star! U got this!!!— Krissie Newman (@NewmanKrissie) August 22, 2014 @SherryPollex I'm so excited that you're going home!!! Enjoy your own bed— Patricia Driscoll (@Patricia_AFF) August 22, 2014 Pollex's passion in life is fighting pediatric cancer. To learn more about her work with children, go to www.martintruexjrfoundation.org.