I told you of the problems I have been having with my knee in a previous post. Well, Saturday I was talking to my mil and standing with my back to her as I spoke. She said something and I turned. Just then a loud cracking sound. I ended up having to go to the hospital. They took xrays but did not see any breaks. However they feel the cartledge has been pulled away from the bone and it is either stretched badly or torn. I cannot get an mri done til the 27th. My dr. is full til then. He is going to call me if he has a cancellation. I will have to stay off and keep it elevated most of the time.
I was so bored with it today. I was in pain but the vicoden helped.
Anyway, I decided to write a letter to my famaily and tell them what all I wanted done when I died. I even told them who all to notify and and what I wanted in my obit. I had been thinking of doing this for some time. My husband and I have been married for over 30 years and have never really talked about what all we wanted done.
I told my husband what I did and that I was putting it in the bible so he would know where to find it. He laughed and said, 'My God, you really are going nuts over this, aren't you?'
Am I the only who thinks we should let our families know what we want done when we pass. I do not want any big funeral. I want buried as cheaply as possible and I want my body to go to helping others if there is anything they can use. I think it is important for me to let them know that so they are not wondering what mom would want.
I do not want flowers. I do not want them to grieve. I want them to grieve in this way---
Remember me with smiles and laughter
As I shall remember you all
If you remember me with tears
Don't remember me at all.
(that is not the exact words to that poem but you get the idea of how I feel and I like that wording better.