Thursday, September 28, 2017

My ''Wounded Soldier'' and Chocolate Chip Cookies

My meeting with Dr Phan yesterday went well. As I expected.. the blood tests and x rays were just fine. My breathing is almost back to normal so it was bronchial and not pneumonia. He has decided that I will go for blood tests and see him every two months to begin with... making sure that the cancer dosnt come back. He isnt going to give me scans as often as he first said. He says that at 46 (really Dr...Im 55 in a couple of weeks but I will take the compliment) it would be too much radiation and be a tie that may worry me. He has also decided that my portho cath should stay in (no reason given mind you).. so I will have to go and have it flushed every 6 weeks. Sigh..enough with needles already.. So.. thats it. Everything with me is great. 
Hubby on the other hand is my "wounded soldier". He messaged me yesterday to show me the piece of metal that had gone completely through his finger and into the next one. Did he complain? Apart from a bit of cursing ( he didnt say but Im sure he did)... he pulled it out. poured brake cleaner over it...bound it and carried on. His work mate thought him crazy...but he's my hero. I could hardly look last night as he poured hydrogen peroxide over the wound and white stuff bubbled out. Im no doctor but Im sure thats not right. But still hes gone to work today.. swollen finger... but no complaints.
To make him feel better I made him a batch of chocolate chip cookies. Its the first thing I have baked since my cancer treatment started. Its not what I was going to bake but I know they are his favourites. I had one but he took the rest to work today.
Its so good that life is getting back to normal.. 

Chocolate Chip Cookies

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter.
3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar.
3/4 cup sugar.
2 large eggs.
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract.
1 (12-ounce) bag semisweet chocolate chips, or chunks.
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour.
3/4 teaspoon baking soda.

1 teaspoon fine salt

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Whisk together flour, basking soda and salt in a bowl and set aside
  • Cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. 
  • Beat in the eggs one at a time 
  • Stir in the vanilla. 
  • Stir in flour mixture
  • Add chocolate chips
  • Using a small ice cream scoop drop onto ungreased pans.
  • Bake for about 10 -12 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are nicely browned
  • Enjoy!
Love and Hugs
Phoebe x


  1. That is the EXACT recipe we use for Chocolate Chip cookies!! So glad to hear things are looking up for you :)


    1. Thank you Colletta... I always use this one. Somehow hubby can always tell if I try to change it or use I different recipe
      Phoebe x

  2. Thankful for your good report. So sorry about your husband's finger but I know these special cookies greatly helped. Thank you for the recipe and I pray you continue to get back to normal every day.

    1. Thank you Mildred. Im feeling better everyday.
      Phoebe x

  3. Those cookies look delicious, I love to bake cookies and it's a tradition to make them every weekend due to appreciative and very hungry siblings. I hope and shall pray that your days will only be lovelier as they go by!

  4. So happy to see your comment and post, have missed you.

  5. Glad your appointment went well. Ouch - your poor hubby!

  6. Brake cleaner ?? I'm not sure what's in that but I hope it didn't do more harm than good.
    The cookies look delish! I'll bet they're all gone now.

  7. You are BACK!!! Once you start baking cookies for your hubby - you are BACK! Sorry I haven't kept up with you the last couple of weeks. Those hurricanes did a number on my life and I have been so distracted! I am SO grateful you are doing SO well!!!

  8. Well Im glad the cancer is gone hope it stays gone will give a prayer for you. Have hubby have that finger checked out. Swollen doesn't sound to good. The cookies looks wonderful giant hugs to you dear, with love Janice thank you for your visit I have missed everyone and visiting with them..