Thursday, July 25, 2013


Pioneer Woman's sour cream noodle bake.  Recipe here.

Yes, I made this for dinner last night and I'd highly recommend it.  We skipped the green onions and did some garlic instead.  

Talk about a night and day difference.  And I'm not sure what it really is?  But somehow without changing a whole lot of anything, Dr. P gave me the confidence to keep on with the Tykerb.  He seemed pleased.  Pleased with my blood counts.  Thought I looked great.  And I had to admit, I was feeling better than last weekend.  

So he gave me some management ideas for my symptoms and I felt reassured.

We then discussed what the coming treatments may entail, and I realized they entail not just the possibility of diarrhea, but losing my hair, nausea, and a whole truckload of other possible side effects, Better the devil you know sometimes.

So I told him we'd stick with Tykerb as long as we could... and then he enthusiastically replied "And you never know what new treatment is in the pipeline!"

I swear, he threw me a life-line just then.  He fills me with hope when I am running thin sometimes and its all I need to go home and swallow my next dose of 5 orange Tykerb pills.


  1. Thankful that you are feeling better.

  2. yay! praying for you daily. perhaps i'll start using anything i see that's orange as a reminder prompt! :D

    i'm so grateful you were able to cook for your family. i know how it makes me feel like i'm being useful when i can put a homecooked meal on the table. the husband wants chicken salad tonight, so perhaps i'll go to tastykitchen for inspiration!

    hope is no small thing!

  3. Oh Vicky so glad you are feeling better! Sounds like you're Doctor is not only smart but also has a big heart. I'm still praying and lighting candles in your name. Hope you continue to feel better!

  4. I love your Dr. P. And I love that your tummy is calmer. Praying for relief from the "Devil in the details" stuff.

  5. LOVED reading this - grateful for your wonderful doctor. You remain in my prayers (currently they are going up from the Highlands of Scotland - perhaps I am a little closer to heaven here? ;-)

  6. The recipe sounds great.
    We always pray the medication will have mercy on us.
    Sometimes they do more than just give us hope and one should never think otherwise.
    Glad your doc is giving you the little oomph you need to keep going Vicky
    and that you are feeling better.

  7. So glad you are feeling better!!! It makes so much difference in our thought process when we are feeling good.
    I've been looking for a new recipe to try and yours looks so delicious that I think I'll have to cook it for dinner soon!!!
    Praying! xxxooo

  8. What can I say, except that I anxiously await news from you, hoping that you will say that you are hopeful, and feeling better.
    And that my prayers are with you, as are so many others.

  9. So thankful you are feeling a bit stronger, and even better - hopeful. It's amazing how hope can change our perspective.

    And I'm going to have to give that recipe a try. I try not to do too much pasta (even though I love it) so my family will be excited to see this on the table.

  10. Wow that looks yum!

    So glad you are feeling better and your doctor is right, you do look great.

    I think I love your doctor. He is indeed special and he knows what he is talking about. I am glad you have such a caring person around you.

    I have been spending months caring for my sister with advanced Parkinsons. She is very young. We have just been thrown a lifeline with an opportunity to try a new treatment program. A lot of it is about managing symptoms etc. You just never know what new thing is around the corner.

    You are open to new things and should be very hopeful. You just never know what little miracles are on their way. Keep your eye on the shiny glitters of hope. It is hard but if there is anyone that can do this it is you. We all know it and you are always in our prayers.

  11. So glad you are feeling better! Plus, you just can't go wrong with any of The Pioneer Woman's recipes! Keeping you in our prayers!

  12. Bless your heart Vicky. Glad to hear you are feeling better. Hey, I made that same recipe from Pioneer Woman and I loved it.

    Hoping you have a great week ahead....always thinking of you.

  13. Vicky, I also love the fact that he still believes that Tykerb is working is good, because...if you can just push through here, there is hope. And I don't say that thinking it's easy by any means, but it means he thinks it's working! You DO look great. You've never not looked great. I'm sure you haven't felt great many times, but you always show your best, Vicky. Your will to live and move past this thing is extraordinary and such a witness. I'm rooting for you as always, hopeful with Dr. P and you.

  14. So glad you're feeling better, and that Dr. P really is a gem.

  15. Good words and encouragement from Dr. P and you're a STUD for poppin' those 5 pills. What a woman! LOVE YOU!


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