I went online and found my brother's obituary and his guest book. He had only one entry which I found strange as he had many friends.
I signed the guest book and someone else I knew also signed afterwards.
His name is Henry Joseph Chipman and lived in Santa Maria California.
I find many things odd as his wife's niece told me I didn't need to call or e-mail her anymore. It is like I was dismissed from his life. They had no children either.
He was cremated at his request, the niece said, and she didn't know what they would do with the ashes.
I do know he will have a new body and a new home. His last words to me which he could hardly utter were "I love you too, Irene". These words I will always treasure in my heart.
Some have said they had two knees done at once and other said one at a time.
My doctor said ONE AT A TIME as it would be less risk. He is doing the most painful first.
And to top it all off I came home and found a note in my door saying they are going to work on my street and no one can park on it for three days. I'm not used to walking that far so someone loaned me a walker. I already parked my car in my space after finding who was already in it. A neighbor helped me find them and they moved it.
I did better with the borrowed walker even though the wind was blowing so hard I thought it would blow me away.
SO NOT TO WORRY One knee at a time but then I have to go through the process twice which will take a while. I plan to live 17 more years so want them to be well done.
After a long time of having pain in both of my knees I knew I needed to do something about it so took the ball in my hands. My doctor said you are not ready for surgery but the way I walk and the pain I have, etc. told a different story.
So I went to an orphopedic surgeon my doctor recommended today. You asked me to let you know what the doctor said.
He definitely said I need both knees replaced and I really like the way he said he would take care of me.
I liked the him and people I talked to in the waiting room gave him a good recommendation. The 8th I go to see the anesthesiologist to see if I am able to have the surgery. The doctor said he had done knee surgery on people older than I including his own mother. He said it is according to our health.
I believe this is what God wants me to do and would appreciate your prayers. I don't know when I will have the surgery as I have to wait my turn.
Well, I have one less stress. I couldn't find my original IRA CD and they told me I had to have it. I knew I didn't as I knew I just needed some Id's. I asked them if they planned to keep my money. I had had my Ira there for 10 years.
If they would of tried I would have stood at the door and told everyone who came in they wouldn't give them their money. I might have too. Can't you see me taken down town to the police station. Then they would have trouble.
THE HEADLINES A poor 83 year old woman was arrested because the bank wouldn't give her her money because she couldn't find the document.
What a story.
I had put it in with some other important papers for my niece who is my executor of my estate. Well if I couldn't find it how could she? Anyway I got rid of a bunch of stuff I didn't need and now have the document. You see I am changing banks and since I had had it there for 10 years they thought I should leave it I guess. I am putting it in a bank which pays more interest which of course is nothing as we know, but it is closer to my house.
So I will be able to sleep now. I found it. I did, I did.
I also found out on the internet that the two dollar bills I have been hoarding are worth Did you guess? Two dollars so I might as well spend them .