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Old 08-10-2017, 05:12 AM
 
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Hello,
I joined the forum on 8/1 and just wanted to introduce myself.
My name is Jan, I am a 62 year old male with two children and 6 grandchildren (ages 3 through 20).
I opted for early Social Security but will still need to work part time to supplement my income, all of this is a bit scary for me since it is an unknown and I suffer from GAD.
I found this forum while searching for folks in my same situation.

Thanks for having me, I am looking forward to making new online friends and contributing to the community.

 
Old 08-10-2017, 08:47 AM
 
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Welcome to the Retirement Forum, Jan.

This thread is a good place to just chat about various things, whether retirement-related or not (mostly not). If you have any specific retirement questions or issues to discuss, it is best to create your own thread so that it will stand out on the main page and be seen by more people. (Not everyone reads the chat thread.)
 
Old 08-10-2017, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Approximately 50 miles from Missoula MT/38 yrs full time after 4 yrs part time
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And to change the topic again, yesterday I had my annual eye appointment. I almost cancelled because I had been crying over the possibility of putting our dog to sleep. I probably should have rescheduled.

I don't need new glasses, I need a cataract surgeon consult. Nothing like feeling like I was being kicked when down. After a good night's sleep, everything was back in perspective today. I don't have a choice.

I have one eye with good vision and the other eye is legally blind. When I learned I had cataracts starting, I thought I would have lots of time before doing anything. I didn't want to have surgery and complications afterward that might cause me not to be able to drive, read, etc.

The doctor told me yesterday, if on my next exam my cataract has opacified more, causing my vision to worsen, he would have to report it to the state since the other eye is considered legally blind, and my driving license would be revoked. I need to do this now. All I can control is choosing an excellent surgeon.

I'm 63 1/2, young for cataracts, but it was one of the possible side effect of an occupation using ionizing radiation with x-rays, nuclear medicine and CT scans. This was explained as something that could happen when I applied to the x-ray program. I was 19 and early cataracts didn't worry me in the least, since it was so very, very far away.

Far away arrived yesterday.
Jean,
Just a few comments and opinions from an 85 1/2 old war horse..........you can take them for whatever they are worth.
At age 70 I was told by my opthamologist that I had to have cataract surgery and the lens implants as well. My vision and ability to see colors improved by 100 percent. I had been wearing bifocals for approx 20 years that were a pretty strong perscription..........after the surgery, the Rx was quite weak........Then a couple of yrs later I had to have a different type of eye surgery in both eyes......it was called:...Vitrectomy, and was successful....done by a specialist in that particular field.
Now in my mid eighties, I, by choice wear trifocals, very thin and light lens in a rimless frame,...AND have corrected vision to 20/20.......Yes, 20/20!!!!!!!And I must say, these very attractive rimless frames combined with my youthful good looks and beautiful silver grey hair, seem to have awakened a heightened level of interest in a significant portion of the female population in my area.
I continue to do a lot of shooting with my rifles, shotguns and pistols and some limited hunting.
When I drag main street after Church on Sunday in my 1996 Jaguar XJS Convertible, you should hear the "cat-calls" I get.
Who says getting old isn't fun
 
Old 08-10-2017, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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Montana Griz: How about posting a picture?
 
Old 08-10-2017, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Hello,
I joined the forum on 8/1 and just wanted to introduce myself.
My name is Jan, I am a 62 year old male with two children and 6 grandchildren (ages 3 through 20).
I opted for early Social Security but will still need to work part time to supplement my income, all of this is a bit scary for me since it is an unknown and I suffer from GAD.
I found this forum while searching for folks in my same situation.

Thanks for having me, I am looking forward to making new online friends and contributing to the community.

Welcome to the forum What does GAD mean?
 
Old 08-10-2017, 04:34 PM
 
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What does GAD mean?
I believe it is Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
 
Old 08-10-2017, 05:29 PM
 
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I just received my EOB from Blue Cross. They paid $49,462.89 of the approximately a quarter-of-a-million-dollars hospital bill and wrote off the rest (minus my $350 copayment.) So roughly, 20%, albeit still a nice chunk of change.
Keep us updated
Glad it is behind you
 
Old 08-10-2017, 06:05 PM
 
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Welcome to the forum What does GAD mean?
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I believe it is Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
That is correct.
 
Old 08-10-2017, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Cochise County, AZ
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Originally Posted by NAJ-New Jersey View Post
Hello,
I joined the forum on 8/1 and just wanted to introduce myself.
My name is Jan, I am a 62 year old male with two children and 6 grandchildren (ages 3 through 20).
I opted for early Social Security but will still need to work part time to supplement my income, all of this is a bit scary for me since it is an unknown and I suffer from GAD.
I found this forum while searching for folks in my same situation.

Thanks for having me, I am looking forward to making new online friends and contributing to the community.
Welcome Jan! Pull up a chair and sit for awhile
 
Old 08-10-2017, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Approximately 50 miles from Missoula MT/38 yrs full time after 4 yrs part time
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...(SNIP).......And I must say, these very attractive rimless frames combined with my youthful good looks and beautiful silver grey hair, seem to have awakened a heightened level of interest in a significant portion of the female population in my area.

When I drag main street after Church on Sunday in my 1996 Jaguar XJS Convertible, you should hear the "cat-calls" I get.
Who says getting old isn't fun.............
Well, my daughter nailed me............
She came over today after work, looked over my shoulder, and said:" You know Dad, you can go to H E L L for lying too"

.........Hey NYgal1542, I got you "hook, line & sinker" on this one hee, hee
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