It is your favorite wicked witch Eleanor with an up-date on Lady A, otherwise now known as the Grizzly Bear. As you know, we were told that Lady A would be getting out of the hospital this weekend. We were mis-informed by the neurologist. The neurologist assured us that she was perfectly fine to go home. The orthopedic specialist said no, she wasn’t. You can imagine how that news went over with Lady A and the rest of us, not good at all. The neurologist should have consulted with the main doctor in charge before he ever gave us false hopes. The orthopedic doctor told us he had done two scans on Lady A’s old fusion. I believe most of you know she has a three-level fusion in her back. Screws, rods, cages, and probably a few things I have forgotten over time. The scans showed she has a fracture in that fusion. She had been complaining about unusual back pain. The neurologist would just up her pain medicine to stop her from hurting. The other doctor said no matter how much pain medicine she is given, it will not stop the pain. The fracture has to be fixed. He is planning on doing that surgery tomorrow. He said she is now strong enough to hold up to a second surgery. He won’t have to open her back up that much. He said she should have a scar about 3 to 4 inches long after he is done. He is going to glue the fracture. Yes, I said glue. I had never heard of it before but I know Lady A said she had. Her sister had it done on her back when she had a small fracture in hers. I am not a nurse nor do I know all the medical procedures but I guess if Lady A knows it has been done before it is alright then. I know we were both disappointed when we heard the news she wasn’t getting out of the hospital this weekend. I tried to lighten her spirits by telling her I was going to start calling her Elmer, after the glue. You can imagine how that went over.
We don’t have any idea when she will be out of the hospital now. I have stopped listening to the neurologist. As far as I am concerned he is out of the picture. If I want to know anything anymore I will ask the orthopedic doctor. I know the reason Lady A has to stay in the hospital is not a good thing. But it does give us more time to furnish the house before she comes home. We still have several pieces of furniture to get, mainly a bed for Lady A. I want to go down to the cabin and see if there is anything left that is salvageable. Lord M told me no. That is all I have been hearing from him recently, no! I am not use to being told no. I know Lady A had a brass bed in the guest room downstairs. I don’t know if brass would burn or what shape the bed might even be in. I am going to find out. If it is able to be saved, I am going to try to save it. It was a family heirloom. Lots of heirlooms went up in that fire.
I haven’t been up close to the cabin. I have only seen it from a distance and it breaks my heart. I stood and cried. Jacob, Mystie’s son, was with me. He put his arm around me and cried. I told him that cabin held a lot of memories for me. Even though it wasn’t my home, Lady A always made everyone there feel like it was. I told Jacob I could remember his mother, Lady A, myself and a few other staying up late, talking, doing rituals and just having a big sleep over. I could see Mystie walking the hall, sleeping in the guest room or in the kitchen. I could see Lady A chasing the bobcat around the cabin trying to catch her and put her up when we came over. I could see us sitting around the fire place telling tales and spinning yarns. It is strange you never stop to think how a place is much more than a home till it is gone. All the fond and loving memories I had of Lady A’s home went up in the flames that horrible night.
I do have a heart after all. I don’t like to admit it but it does occasionally emerge. I also wanted to thank you for your donations. I was wrong about the people here. You do care and you do love Lady A as she loves you. I know she misses you and asks daily how the site is doing. I never actually knew what a tight knit group had formed here. Lady A is very fortunate to have each of you. You know as well as I do, we are very fortunate to have her. To think we almost lost her because of sick son of a bitch. But we have a long way to go and we still need donations. If you would like to give, I will put the email addy to our PayPal account below. I will also include the address to our Post Office Box.
I do want you to do one thing for me tomorrow. Light a candle and say a prayer tomorrow for Lady A as she undergoes this surgery to fix the fracture in her back. The doctor told us the surgery is due to start or scheduled for 10:00 in the morning. If you could say your prayers and light your candles at that time, I would appreciate it. I will admit I am scared and I don’t know why. I don’t want her to have this surgery but I don’t want her to suffer either. I am scared because I have no control over this situation instead I have to put my trust in a mundane doctor. Please remember our dear Lady, sister and friend tomorrow morning at 10:00. After she is out of surgery, we will up-date you sometime tomorrow.
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Jacob just informed me there is a donation button on the right hand side of the site. He also told me to remind you that the store is open and doing business. I am sure you know the store by now but to get him off my back, here is the link to it:
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