"Buttons and patches and the cold wind blowing,
The days pass quickly when I am sewing"
~Author Unknown

Sunday, August 9, 2009

For the love of blueberries...

It's blueberry season!

"Blueberry fingers, blueberry face--
Blueberries, blueberries every place
Into my mouth, one, two, three,
Blueberries taste so good ..."

~ From Humpty Dumpty's Magazine

Many have been asking how I have been. I am slowly improving as the dosage of my thyroid medicine is increased. I had to go to the hospital for my second biopsy this week. The technician did the ultrasound and went to get the doctor. To my surprise, the doctor that administered the radioactive therapy in March came in the room. He works in this department too he told me. He redid the ultrasound and another doctor also came in to look and he also redid it. They decided that they would wait to do the biopsy. They told me that my gland is very irregular and asymmetrical at the moment. There is still a nodule they are keeping an eye on but they are convinced that the radioactive material should take care of it with time. This kind of treatment takes a good year to show results. The doctor told me he could not see the point of putting me through the discomfort of the biopsy as he believes it will be okay. He does want to repeat it in three months at which time, if it is not improving, the biopsy could then be done. Needless to say, he did not have to convince me and I was ready to jump off the table. Next week, I see my other specialist and hope she will be in agreement since she was the one who wanted the biopsy done.


Pondside said...

Hello Heidi - I can just imagine how you hopped off the examining table! I hope you continue to feel better, and most important, see real improvement in your health!
Best wishes!

Elizabethd said...

Oh blueberries! We have tried so hard to grow them, but no berries came, sadly.
I am glad to hear of the improvement, though it must seem very slow to you. Take care of yourself.

Jennifer Ann Fox said...

Good luck with your testing and here's to hoping you have excellent recovery!
Your blog is cool!
I love your new finish!

Kaaren said...

I hope that your health continues to improve, Heidi....albeit slow.

I love blueberries! at this time of the year, I put them in and on everything. I even freeze them to use during the winter months because the ones that you buy in the supermarkets are tastless in the winter.

Blueberry pie...my favorite...blue teeth and all!

Tammy said...

So glad to hear the good news about your thyroid Heidi!

Anonymous said...

That is good news, Heidi! I bet those blueberries taste even better now. Fingers crossed the good news continues!!

Anonymous said...


I hope the treatment you already endured turns out to be sufficient. We'll keep you in our prayers, and trust that you have many, many blueberry seasons to come.

Love, Eric & Becky

Linda said...

This is good news Heidi, I'm happy you are feeling better and wishing you continued recovery.

Oh, I adore blueberries...so good and good for us. My dad loved blueberry pie...my favorite is a cobbler...hugs, Linda

anneke said...

slowly you're body is ready to work with you! I hope it will go as planned.

Love the little blueberrie design. And I had to laugh about your HarmAnproject: it's starting a WIP, not get another finished-finished project.
But I love the saying and that little sampler too. I never heard this saying before, so I'll adopt it now.

Lynne said...

That is good news. May you continue to improve.
We have blueberries in the forest here, but I haven't been picking them yet.

hazel c UK said...

Hi Heidi, So pleased to read that they are not doing the biospy yet and can well imagine you jumping from the table.

Look after yourself.
Love Hazel (UK)

Tineke said...

Hi Heidi,

Was net voor het eerst bij je op visite. Wat een prachtige muziek heb je op je blog. Sterkte met je gezondheid. Ik ga snel bij je verderlezen.

Brigitte said...

Heidi, this is really good news about your health. Although you need a lot of patience.

Blueberries are soooo good. And I don't mind having blue fingers, a blue mouth and blue teeth, lol. Last week my mom and I went to a café and had the first real blueberry cake of the season and believe me it was delicious.

Anonymous said...

I am so glad to hear that you didn't have to have the biopsy. I would take this as such good news! AND, no pain from the biopsy...YAY!!!! I hope the meds do the trick soon! Love and hugs,