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
Love and Hugs