You asked and asked the date of my knee replacement. I so appreciate the kindness and concern of all of my Spark Friends.
Today I saw the anesthesiologist and she asked me questions, I asked her questions, my friend who is my health power of attorney asked questions. We both liked her very much. I told her one time I had surgery and they were going to take me to my room and I told them I couldn't breathe. They said you are breathing. I said, no, I can't breathe and they put oxygen on me and kept me in recovery a while longer. The oxygen did miracles. This lady told me I did the right thing.
She told me they would not put me out, that they would numb me from the waist down and not overdo it on the anesthesia but she would be right there to take care of me.
Now the 16th I see the cardioligist for a stress test and he has to fill out some papers if I can have the surgery or not, then they will give me a date.
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.