Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Forget Me Not

Forget Me Nots are the sweetest little flowers. Suddenly each spring, they are somewhere totally new in your garden. Like foxgloves, perhaps not a plant for the fainthearted as they will go wonder through your garden as they wish. I love that about both foxgloves and forget me nots. It is as if the flower fairies have played with them in the night and then coaxed them out to surprise in the morning sunshine. A little elfin hide and seek. This year once again, they are looking very beautiful at Cranberry Cottage.

I am sorry that it has been a large timespan between posts. I choose to share my forget me nots as I have not forgotten my dear blogging friends but had some complications as a result of the radioactive therapy done in March. The therapy was to try and shrink the enlarge thyroid which is otherwise health and functioning. Or it was until a couple of weeks ago. At Easter, I had fallen on the stairs and at the time thought it felt like I had no legs for a moment and just went down. I assumed it was my fibromyalgia. Only after seeing my doctor for my check up the same week, did she tell me that we had to watch out for certain symptoms including extreme muscle weakness and pain. Only later did it click that this probably caused my fall.

At the time, I told her I would never notice the symptoms she mentioned as many mirror the fibromyalgia. I was so very wrong about this. I became actually sick and had to call the hospital. She asked if I had a way to get to the hospital right then and there. Luckily, Jos was working from home that day and he ran me over. They did up my blood work and she called me the next day to say she was faxing our local pharmacy to get me started on medication immediately. She said I have had an extreme reaction to the therapy and my thyroid has stopped. It will improve after I have been on the medicine for a while. She told me I will see an improvement before I go back in for my check up. I did have to run to the emergancy doctor's post this past weekend and was put on antibiotics for a severe sinus infection which was making the breathing from the enlarged thyroid worse. That has really improved how I feel also.

Right now, I spend my days on the couch feeling very cold so I am wrapped up in a quilt I just finished which you can read about here on my other blog. I am not well but okay. I am so glad this problem is fixable with time so I keep myself occupied with DVDs and my stitching. I already finished a little sampler dedicated to my grandmother which you can see here. I am enjoying watching my double DVD of the life of the Bronte sisters wishing I was well enough for us to go to Haworth once again. Since I do nap a great deal, I can just doze off and dream of going there. *grins*

All things considered, I am doing fine and just need to find patience to hold me through the coming weeks as I wait for my body to respond and it will. Thank you for your comments and emails. I am trying to visit a couple of blogs each day now that I do feel a little better. I miss it when I don't stop in to visit with you.

When bees hum in the linden tree
and roses bloom in cottage plots.

Along the brookside banks we see
the blue wild forget-me-nots.

~ Patience Strong ~


Happy @ Home said...

Hi Heidi,
I am so sorry to hear about your recent setback. I do hope it won't be long until you are feeling all better. I will keep you in my prayers.

I enjoyed your forget me nots. They are one of my favorites. When my 2nd son was born my sister brought me a bouquet of pink, blue and white forget me nots. I will never forget it.

Take care.


Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Oh I do hope the medication will soon deal with all the complications. -sigh- And I'm so glad you caught all of this, before it went on any longer.

Please don't worry about visiting blogs. Only when you feel completely up to it, and it sounds good to you and for you.

Please do just rest and stay wrapped up warmly, and stay occupied with your stitching and your DVD's of the life of the Bronte sisters. Let yourself rest and feel better.

Good for naps. They are your body telling you, that rest is needed. When sleeping, {they say} our body does its healing work.

Gentle hugs,
'Aunt Amelia'

Nancy said...

The forget me nots are verry pretty. Hope very soon you will feel better.
Love Mom

Caroline said...


It is good that it is treatable, but I guess it is something you do not need at the moment. A silver lining is the rest you are getting though. Hopefully the temperatures will go up so that you will not be so cold.
The forget me nots are gorgeous, we too have them all over the garden... It is a pretty colour though.

Take care and feel better soon.

Linda said...


I'm sending good wishes your way! I so wish we were closer (as you mentioned on my blog). We would just stitch and chat and chat and chat!! I love the little forget me nots.... so pretty....

Linda in VA

Susan in SC said...

Poor Heidi! I hope you soon feel better. Someone as nice as you should not feel so bad. Rest and follow doctor's orders!


Judy said...

I'm so sorry you aren't feeling well. I hope the medicine will help you feel better soon. I love forget me nots too!

Ragged Roses said...

I am so sorry to hear that you have been suffering again, you poor thing. It's been a long time hasn't it Heidi. I wish I could send you a huge posy of forget-me-nots to keep by your side, would an imaginary one do? Take care, lots of love and hugs

Anonymous said...

HI Heidi, I hope your feeling better soon, just take it easy pet until your feeling 100%, I'll be thinking of you, take care, love Melanie xxx

Tracy said...

Forgetting you not, glad to see you here even for a moment, and your beautiful forget-me-nots (a favorite flower of mine too). I am so sorry you are not doing well...Be taking good care of yourself, enjoy being wrapped up in your gorgeous quilts and enjoy the gentle things, the gentle moments when you can. Thinking of you and sending along some prayers that you will be feeling well soon, my friend. Hubby & I are off on our trip next week...catch up with you soon after we are back. :o) ((HUGS))

Linda said...

Dear Heidi, I am so sorry you are going through such a bad patch..I'm hoping each day you are feeling better and the meds are taking care of everything. Until then stay warm and cozy, enjoy the sisters and stitching. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers....hugs, Linda

p.s. I think the Forget Me Nots are so pretty and I love your the purple rain header. Our last little storm wiped my Wisteria blooms out..L

Rhondi said...

Dear Heidi
I am so sorry to hear that you aren't well and I will be praying for a speeedy return to health. I love forget me nots too and planted some a couple of years ago but they never came up the next year!
Hugs, Rhondi

the homely year said...

Hope you're soon feeling a lot better Heidi.
Forget me nots are so pretty. My garden is full of them and of course, they appear every spring.
Margaret and Noreen

Elizabethd said...

Heidi, my prayers are with you. I do hope you will feel much recovered soon.
Your banner is exquisite.

Kristen said...

I hope you feel better soon Aunt Heidi! I am and will continue to pray for you! I love you!!! :)

Wild Rose said...

Hello Heidi,

I'm sorry to read about the side-effects of your treatment and hope that you soon feel well enough to enjoy the rest of the spring flowers.

Marie x

Nan said...

I had a funny feeling when I read the title of the post, Heidi. I am so, so sorry to hear of all the physical misfortunes. I hope you can enjoy your movie time on the couch. I was thinking about forget-me-nots this afternoon (coincidence? I think not) and realized that I must give up planting them. They do not come back a second year. It must be too cold or windy or something here. But that's alright - I can enjoy yours, dear one.

Melanie said...

I'm glad you at least felt well enough to post some beautiful pictures and let us all know how you're doing. Be well, my friend.