Thursday, February 26, 2009

Mirror, mirror on the wall...

Do you have moments when you see something in a shop and just know you have to buy it? I had a moment like that last week. It was school break here and a friend and I had promised her teenage daughter to have a high tea when she was off school. The place we went to is called the Esperterhoeve. It is a shop in a beautiful old Dutch farm with a little cafe at the back. After having eaten until we needed to shop off our calories, I discovered a set of beautiful black mirrors. I saw them in the distance and knew I had to buy them. They would really bring out our headboard just perfectly. Jos has now jokingly (I hope) said he hopes we have enough mirrors. *grins*

I had hoped to be giving you an update on my thyroid condition by now as I had my next appointment at the hospital. I had been given the choice of either having surgery or trying radioactive therapy. I choose the therapy which will take up to a year before we know if it is effective. It means being in isolation for most of March. If this is not successful, I will still need surgery in a year's time. I do not have hyper or hypo thyroidism which would have made it easier to treat with medication instead.

The specialist decided to repeat the ultrasound since the hospital where I am now going did not do the first one. I went to have it done this week thinking it would all be routine but ended up having to have a biopsy done right after they finished. I am afraid we are back to waiting. The appointments are set up for the radioactive therapy but it now all depends on how the results of the biopsy turn out.


Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

I know exactly where you're coming from, dear Heidi...the mirrors are beautiful!

So sorry to hear all you are going through with your thyroid...I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Love, Kim

Lynda ~ Among the Hedgerows said...

The mirrors are so pretty, Heidi! I can see why you had to have them. And yes, that happens to me frequently.

You're in my thoughts and prayers.


Tam said...

Your bedroom decor is lovely Heidi and the mirrors add a perfect touch.
Please know you are in my thought and prayers. Hugs2u!

Rhonda in OK said...

Very pretty room Heidi. I clicked on the picture so I could see all the details enlarged.

You are in my prayers every day.

LissyLou said...

Lovely room Heidi. And yes i regularly have the feeling that i need to buy something! too regularly!! xx

Maggie said...

Heidi, I'm sorry that your still not feeling well and hope that you will soon be on the road to recovery.
Thank you for looking at my little finish, i really enjoyed stitching it, thank you for the chart! It now hangs on the fireplace in my bedroom.

Take care

Maggie xx

Mary said...

Heidi, I'm so glad you treated yourself - and Jos - to the mirrors, they look gorgeous on your wall.

I love mirrors and feel they are really a requirement in a smaller house - which mine is - as they open up the rooms. One of the two I've hung in the newly painted hallway, reflects the entire back garden and gazebo somehow - it certainly makes a huge difference as one passes through that small space!

I'll reply to your e-mail soon dear - I'm painting chairs today!
Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers and we wish good health for you soon.
Huge hugs - Mary (and Bob).

Wild Rose said...

Take care Heidi ~ I hope that you will still be able to blog when you are in isolation ~ if you feel up to it of course. We will all be thinking of you.

Marie x

Proverbs 31 said...

Your mirrors are just beautiful Heidi. I see you have a little baby garment hanging up ~ I have my first little matinee jacket my Aunt bought for me hanging in my bedroom if I ever get my camera sorted I'll take a pic to show you lol!!!!I hope you get your thyroid problem sorted I have an underactive thyroid so I can sympathise!!!!!

Nancy said...

Leave it to Jos. You can always move the three mirrors if you want to. These sure look good with the headboard.
Sorry we didn't get to talk much today, We were stuck allllll day in that stupid place. I hate getting taxes done.
Talk to you tomorrow.
Love Mom

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

The mirrors are lovely.

And no, one can never have "enough" mirrors. :-)))

Best wishes with your continuing thyroid condition appointments.

Gentle hugs,
Aunt Amelia
"Charm is the quality in others that makes us more satisfied with ourselves."
~Henri-Frédéric Amiel

shirley said...

Your mirrors are beautiful. It's so nice when you come across a find like this. I love when that happens.
When I wake I always thank the good Lord that I'm well and ask to help those in need. I will be sure to include you in my morning chat.

Ginny said...

Your mirrors are amazing - ornate, but overly so. I think they do indeed set off your headboard nicely.

For all our complaints, we take our American health care system for granted. Things are taken care of in fairly quick order. I hope for your sake that you will move along more quickly and that these current health issues will soon be behind you.

How do you plan to occupy your time in isolation? Quilting? How many quilts can you make in a month?

Susan in SC said...

I love the mirrors! They are beautiful. Lots of prayers going up for you during this time.

Pondside said...

Of course you had to have those mirrors! They're perfect there!

I'm so sorry to hear that you've had such a run around this week. It's hard when you've settled on a course of action and then find that you may have to step back and take another way. I'm glad to hear, though, that you are getting better care - so perhaps this detour will lead to something more helpful to you. My fingers are crossed and I'm thinking of you xoxox.

Regina said...

Hello Heidi
Your mirrors are so loveley.

I wish you and your husband a nice
Hugs and love Regina

Sweetie said...

Heidi, I think that the mirrors are lovely. I hope that this treatment is successful and you don't have to have surgery.
Hugs and prayers,

Tone said...

Hi Heidi!!
I have translated into english now - sorry I forgot!
Yes, a car run into us on the highway, and my neck is not ok at all... - but we had a fantastic week though...!
Hope yo will get your health results soon!!

Happy @ Home said...

I can see why you couldn't pass up those mirrors ~ they are lovely. I was pleased to learn that shopping burns calories :-)

I am sorry to hear that you are going through so much with your thyroid problem. I will be keeping you in my prayers.


Elizabethd said...

I'm so sorry to hear that you are still waiting, it must be hard for you. I'll keep you in prayer.
And I do love the mirrirs!

angelasweby said...

I don't think you can ever have enough mirrors, Heidi and I don't think anyone - except maybe our DH's, could have left those mirrors in the shop. They are far too beautiful. They really finish your bedroom off perfectly.

I will be thinking of you whilst you have your treatment. I really hope it will be successful and you won't need the surgery :>)
Warm hugs, Angela