Thank You, Thank You, Thank You for Making it the BEST birthday ever!

I mentioned the wonderful gift that I received from y’all last week on the Podcast but I know some of you don’t listen to it and that’s fine. It was Thursday when I had to go have the MRI done on my hip. I had laid on a metal table for about two hours. Try that with a metal back, HA! When I got up I was absolutely miserable and hurting like hell. All I wanted to do was come home as quick as possible. It seemed like it took us forever to get here. I glanced up as we were coming down the road to the cabin. I thought I saw some glittering in the sunlight. Nope, I was just imagining things. As we got closer and closer, I realized I wasn’t imagining anything. It was the bottle tree I had wanted for my birthday. I forgot all about the pain and was in total amazement. The way it glimmered in the sun, all the pretty colors and it had a rainbow effect on the ground. IT WAS BEAUTIFUL! And it lifted my spirits so. I read the card and found out it was from some of you and the staff here at the WOTC. I couldn’t believe it. Just to be surrounded by so much love was overwhelming and of course I started to cry. I can never begin to thank you enough. You made my day very special and I love you for it. Here is a pic of the tree along with the wonderful people that made it possible. Thank you again, my sweets! I love each and everyone of you!

Thank you so very much!


and not to forget Lord M & Mystie and the Ladies of the WOTC


The best birthday ever!

I Love You,

Lady A



10 thoughts on “Thank You, Thank You, Thank You for Making it the BEST birthday ever!

  1. Lady A,
    I was not able to contribute, but I do hope you had a Goddess Blessed day!
    Shining Wolf (oh, and if you see a crow near a window, or your dwelling, by its’ self, just cawing away, know it is sending my thoughts to you. I found out many years ago, they come to me both, warning me of a situation, and bring news. They have never failed me.)


    1. Gifts are nice but if it took me having a birthday for you to show up, then it was a super day indeed. There is nothing like old friends, no present can ever take their place. Thank you so much for the blessings and you know truthfully there has been a lot of crows around here recently.
      Have a super great evening,
      Luv & Hugs,
      Lady A


  2. Lady A….i am so happy to hear your spirits were lifted! I too suffer with chronic pain and I hate those tests!! Be well. Belinda. (aka webmasterB)


    1. Mystie told me about your wonderful contribution. She also told me they could not have given me such a beautiful gift if it wasn’t for you. Thank you so very much. It is right outside the door and every time I look at it, it lifts my spirits. It reminds me that I am surrounded by loving and caring individuals like yourself. I can never thank you enough. I think the next step for me is a biopsy to see if it is cancerous or not. I don’t know why because either way it is going to have to be removed. My neurologist friend told me that perhaps it could be shrunk without surgery but they had to know first. Yeah right, they just want to torture me some more. I have tried every herbs, pill and concoction on the planet. What do you do for yours? I did get some cayenne pills and like an idoit, instead of using them in an ointment, I tried swallowing one. Good grief, I thought my throat was going to burn out of my body. Never again. As bad as they burned in my mouth I am scared to use them on my skin. So definitely looking for ideas.

      But thank you again so very much, dear sister. Every time I look at that tree I will think of you. You are a very terrific person and don’t ever forget that.
      Luv & Hugs,
      Lady A


      1. You are so welcome…but the thanks really goes out to you and those surrounding you. I can’t tell you how much I am enjoying reading the wealth of information you are providing here. It is so obvious that you are a dedicated, loving and giving person. The amount of time and effort really is obvious. I was touched and inspired to give by the love for you that was soooo obvious in the heart felt request that went out requesting help to bring you this birthday gift. I was but a tool to give back some of the love and caring you are putting out there in this world. Remember that.

        My pain management is a combination of pills, exercise and meditation. Mine is not operable. I was born with a tethered spinal cord and have nerve damage in my spine. Nothing completely removes the pain and I really really hate taking meds. They make me feel like my world is a fog. My search for healing spells, strength spells, anything really…. to help me deal with the pain is what brought me to your site. I have had surgeries, so many MRIs that I have lost count, CAT scans, etc. so I felt your pain when you complained about tests. The cayenne and capsaicin cremes light me up. It works for some….but when I put it on my skin I was ok for about 20 seconds….then it kept getting hotter and hotter until I had to jump in the shower to get it off. Felt like I was on fire!! I definitely recommend trying it on a very small spot first….one that can easily be washed off QUICKLY! hahaha…not a good memory.

        I pray for you to have the answers you need soon. I know it feels like doctors are just there to torture you…but have faith that their hands and brains are being guided by those that look over us always. And try to find the strength not to hurt them….too badly anyway…hehehehe. Keep your spirits high…..I have a good feeling this is gonna work out in your favor.

        Hugs and High Hopes for your quick recovery,


      2. Reading your words brought me to tears, dear sister. You always think you have it bad till you speak to someone else. My condition compares nothing to yours. I have nerve damage in my back because of the first back surgery I had. If I had to do it over, I never would have had it done. The doctor was suppose to just clean out around a pinched nerve. Instead he took our three discs and didn’t bother putting anything back in their place. When it was said and done, I hurt like hell and had 89% nerve damage in my back. My neurologist friend told me to sue him but he died because he had brain cancer and no one knew it. He was operating on people while he was dying. Ain’t that a good one. Then another family friend who happened to be an orthopedic surgeon suggested I try a three-level bone fusion. So he flew us to Louisville to have the surgery done. He didn’t operate at any of the local hospitals because they are so far behind in the times according to him. First time I was ever on a plane in my life. But with that surgery and my neurologist everything was going fine. Then my hip started hurting me and the neurologist just dismissed it. That made me angry so I went to a pain management center. BIG MISTAKE! He did one treatment on me and wouldn’t touch me afterwards. He found the tumor and knew it was there but wouldn’t say a word. Now that’s a doctor for ya’ ain’t it? When I went back to the neurologist he found it immediately. He couldn’t understand why the other doctor didn’t find it. It was April of last year, that the pain management doctor told me he wasn’t touching my hip again. No reason why, nothing. So I told him if he wasn’t going to treat my hip, he wasn’t treating any of me. He could go to hell and I walked. I should have never left my neurologist. We got into a fight and he told me he thought I would be back. Ha! I told him the only reason I was back was because I had hurt and hurt and couldn’t stand it anymore. I know what you mean about the pain pills. He has me on something that I don’t even offer to drive when I take one. They leave you in a fog and you can’t think straight.

        I shouldn’t be burdening you with my problems though. Every time I look up and see you post, I cry. I am so, so sorry. I wish to Goddess there was something I could do for you. I really do. I can feel you are a good person and have been though a lot. I am glad you told me about the cayenne on the skin. I had a friend that kept telling me to try it. Apparently, she had never tried it. I felt like a total idiot after I had just took the pill. I never dreamed of it being that hot and of all the times Kade had to go pee. I left the door standing open and ran for the sink. Water didn’t help, milk didn’t help, finally I ended up eating about a loaf of bread and drinking more milk and it stopped burning. That was rough to say the least. I can imagine you running to the shower to get that stuff off of you, gee! Didn’t it blister your skin? Something that hot ought to be against the law. I think after the experience you had I don’t believe I will be trying it anywhere, lol!

        My mother passed away when I was young and she comes to me in my dreams when something is wrong. She is the reason I went back to the neurologist. I laid down tonight and went to sleep in the floor. They covered me up and just left me there but anyway, she came to me again tonight. She told me that the tumor stemmed from some place else. She happens to be a very stubborn woman and she took me to the next doctor’s office I need to visit. She might have passed on but I have learned to listen to her. She has saved my life several times, I guess she is my guardian angel and I guess I will be called the other doctor today. She also happens to be very direct when she tells you something, she told me to get my ass to the other doctor because my life wasn’t due to be over just yet. I hope she is right.

        My heart goes out to you. We have numerous spells around here, I will get the ladies looking for pain spells. I will keep you in my prayers. You are a very, very good person and you don’t deserve the suffering you are going through. Perhaps you were meant to be here, hopefully some way, some how, we can help you. Till then….
        We will all keep you in our prayers,
        All the Blessings & Love in the World,
        Lady A


      3. Oh my sweet LadyA. Your story took my breath away. I gasped as I read it. It is truly terrible that you have been through, and continue to deal with, so much pain! And so much of it at the hands of true malpractice! It never ceases to amaze me how much harm a surgeon can carelessly do. I am so so so sorry that you have been dealing with it for so long. I am a member of a number of groups related to the tethered spinal cord. As you can imagine one of the constant conversations is about neurosurgeons. There are good and bad ones everywhere and members of the group are very willing to recommend and report the good and bad. If you are in search of one I would be happy to ask for any recommendations in the Louisville area. But if your neurosurgeon was able to do a triple fusion and you came out of it feeling good-ish…that is a good neurosurgeon. rofl. My inoperable nerve damage starts in the lower lumbar spine, but i had a c5-c6 fusion…and 2 years later still have pain. I can’t even imagine recovering from a 3-level fusion. You are one tough cookie..hehehe. Maybe you will get lucky and the orthopaedic surgeon will be able to address your hip growth. Feel free to ping me offline any time you want. Sometimes it helps to correspond/talk to someone who can truly relate to both your pain and your frustrations. So many don’t understand the toll chronic pain takes beyond the physical.

        The hot cream didn’t blister….but the area was an angry red…like a severe sunburn….for days. I will never touch that stuff again! rofl.

        When will you get the mri results on your hip? Your mother and I are in total agreement. Do not waste any time taking care of this! Solve the issue before if becomes something more serious. The Goddess has plans for you for many more years to come. I hope and pray those years are far less painful.

        I am following your daily posts so I look forward to both healing and helpful items.

        You are obviously a kind and good person Lady A. Thank you so much for both listening to and showing such empathy for my issues. You have made a friend forever in North Carolina. Hugs and healing thoughts to you…..Belinda


  3. Happy Birthday and geht Better sono. I know how hard it is to live with Payne. I wish you all the best.
    Bless it be
    From Senzig Germany


    1. Thank you so much. I can feel for you, living with pain is horrible. I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy. I find myself waking up every morning now going, “why me?” I guess that is not for us to know. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you find some ease to your pain, hun. Thank you again.
      Luv & Hugs,
      Lady A


  4. Darling Sister.. I haven’t been to active or felt up to conversation for almost 2 months now.. I’ve been struggling with pneumonia an I tellya, I live in the house of sick.. everyone has been and still is sick. I’ve been on 3 rounds of antibiotics and just took the last one yesterday. I’m healing but it’s been a long time coming.. so I missed your birthday and I’m sorry.. your bottle tree is so lovely and I’m thrilled that you got it. Happy Birthday dear sweet sister.. I love you so dearly.. I wish you were all better.. pain free.. totally and completely healed.. and I wish this for Belinda as well. (((hugs)))


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