Thursday, May 11, 2023

Friday Face OFF 5/12/23

 Hi and Welcome to Friday Face OFF!

Real quick on my thyroid. I had the CT scan. Between that and the ultrasound my thyroid is not doing well. Not only do I have lesions, there is a heterogeneous mass. 
This has to do with autoimmune and makes it difficult to differentiate between benign and malignant lesions seen on the ultrasound. So, I now have a referral for the ENT. Ear, Nose and Throat Dr. They should call me today for an appt.
Thank the gods there are ENTs available.
Now for FFO.
I have been sleeping a lot and so was happy that I could get a drawing done. There is actually quite a bit of shading on her face. My camera just didn't pick it up.

It is interesting that I made her neck so skinny. Hmmm could be the thyroid thing. LOL.
It's my Great Granddaughter's 8th birthday.

Happy Birthday Evalina

 My Granddaughter, her husband and the great granddaughters.

What a beautiful cake. 


 My Son and Evalina.

 All my girls. 
 Evalina loves her grandma.


And look at this cake. It's a surprise cake. Although I am not sure what that surprise is. LOL
Now for the featured artist,
I'm also linking up with Gillena

Now it's your turn to show me your face.
Any kind of face, in any medium. Link back to my blog, link to Mr. Linky and leave comments.
Have a great weekend


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

That sounds like good news in with the not-so-good. I hope we hear even better news next Friday!

What adorable photos of Evalina's birthday and party. Nice to be able to stay in touch with your family. They are all simply beautiful girls. Thanks for hosting, Nicole.

Christine said...

So glad you will see an ENT. Beautiful face and lovely family pics!

Iris Flavia said...

Fingers and toes crossed all goes well. It´s so scary to be "sick".
I take one pill for my floppy thyroid and never took that serious. Now I know why they want to check every year.
Best well wishes to you...
Great drawing and yippee and Happy Birthday to your Granddaughter!
Such a beautiful name, too.
To a "good" day...

sirkkis said...

How good news today and you are getting services for your health matters.
.Your drawing is super, and your family so, so lovely. Thank you for sharing the uplifting, beautiful photos, Nicole.

Happy weekend to everyone xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Glad you are getting some appointments and hope T that you soon get some treatment and relief. Your family is so gorgeous, happy birthday to your great granddaughter, what a fabulous girl! Your faces are good, too. Hugs, Valerie

Gillena Cox said...

Happy Birthday to your granddaughter. Wishing you healing and good health.


David M. Gascoigne, said...

Good luck with your thyroid. At least your next referral is coming up quickly. You have a gorgeous group of girls to help you through all of this.

Tom said...

...lots of smiley faces, Happy Birthday.

My name is Erika. said...

I'm glad you have a doctor's appointment to see more about your thyroid. It sounds scary! Your face drawing is great, but your family photos are even better. What a lovely bunch of faces. They all look so happy, and with that cake, who wouldn't be? It's amazing. Thanks for the featured artist shoutout. It's much appreciated. Have a wonderful weekend and mother's day too. I bet you wish your kids/grandkids and great-grandkids could be with you. hugs-Erika

Gene Black said...

I can tell that the shading is there -not because I can "see it" but because there is dimension that wouldn't be there without the shading.

I am so sorry that there is such difficulty with your thyroid. I have a friend who had her thyroid removed (I never asked why) and lives a very normal and productive life. She does have to take medication daily and have regular tests of her thyroid level.

Mia said...

Beautiful photos of your beautiful family. Glad to see your face, Nicole. Hugs.

roentare said...

More health investigations to go ahead. Sorry to hear that you are going through an unimaginable stress. The birthday celebration is very warm though.

Jeanie said...

These are terrific faces, both drawn and photographed! And I really hope that the ENT can provide a good answer for you -- lots of answers. I know how terribly frustrated this must be and probably a little scary too. Keep on fighting ahead. And all good wishes.

Jeanie said...

PS -- Can't believe I have something for face-off today!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Great birthday photos!

Gillena Cox said...

Hi Nicole
Thanks for linking to AFFF


Fundy Blue said...

It's great that you had the medical tests you needed, Nicole! I hope you get an appointment with the ENT quickly. I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Your drawing is lovely ~ Such a serene face! But best of all are the loving photos you shared of your family. Evalina is beautiful. I used to teach children her age, and they are curious and delightful at that age. Juliette is adorable. Your family must fill your heart and give you strength. Take care, my friend!

LA Paylor said...

skinny neck? stylized
Love how open your family looks... glowing and full of love
feel better

Debra said...

Your family is beautiful! And also the face you drew. I'm sorry you are having so much to go through....I pray for you. said...

Lovely faces both drawing and photos. I thought the neck on the drawing looked thin because some of the clothes were hiding it.

Magaly Guerrero said...

I'm glad you found the next doctor. I hope the new appointment comes quick, and that the treatment isn't too hard on you.

What a beautiful family you have, especially the birthday girl. May she have many more! 🎈

carol l mckenna said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet granddaughter ~ you are blessed.

What an awesome portrait sketch you did ~ be well soon ~

Happy Mother's Day to you ~

Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Divers and Sundry said...

I'm glad the ENT wasn't hard to find, and I hope you get good news there.

Looks like everybody had fun at the birthday :)

Lowcarb team member said...

Happy Birthday Wishes to your Great Granddaughter.
Love the family photographs you've shared.

Hope the appointment with the ENT Dr goes well.

All the best Jan

baili said...

an accurate diagnose is such a relief dear Nichole .hope all will be well and once treatment starts

i think mine will be revealed when there will be no time lol because of non serious attitude of doctors here

heartfelt best wishes my dear friend!
happy birthday to your greatgrand daughter she is gem indeed!

loved all family images !