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Old 01-07-2016, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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This year will mean a major shift in my life. Retire in May, pack up and move to South Carolina, finish the tweaks on the new house. By this time next year I will (hopefully) have settled into a who new lifestyle.
Good luck on this adventure. I remember the excitement of being newly retired.
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Old 01-07-2016, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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I had glaucoma surgery on both eyes. The restrictions are not much different from any other surgery I've had. The more unusual ones were not picking up anything for a while, not pushing the vacuum cleaner for a while, no bending over. But time goes by, you do what you have to do and before you know it, you are back to driving the car, doing a lot of what you couldn't do right after the surgery tho perhaps more moderately. It is worth every single minute if it means you keep your eyesight. I didn't think there was a choice. I didn't want to go blind. Oh, and I'm a single woman, nobody around to help me out except for rides to and from the doctor and pharmacy.
That is how we both feel about this--he has no choice. However, yesterday he was feeling quite down. I keep asking him to let it go. This isn't something that he can control, but it is hard for him to let it go.

And I have a lot of low level anxiety about my driving, but when I think it through, I realize it will be OK in the end.
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Old 01-07-2016, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Just learned that the 3rd grandchild due in May is....another girl! The twins, almost 3, will be supermoms. Reminds me of my dad having four girls, including twins. He had no peace, ever. (:
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Old 01-08-2016, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Central NY
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Congratulations RiverBird!! I am excited for you.
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Old 01-08-2016, 07:04 AM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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Going to attend the Indy 500 in May for the first time so I can cross that off my bucket list.

Would like to also cross off Powerball Lottery winner but I am sure I am not alone with that.
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Old 01-09-2016, 01:17 PM
 
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Just learned that the 3rd grandchild due in May is....another girl! The twins, almost 3, will be supermoms. Reminds me of my dad having four girls, including twins. He had no peace, ever. (:
How delightful for you and your family, RiverBird . . . enjoy!
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Old 01-10-2016, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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I cut the cord !!! I no longer have cable TV and am getting used to my programs with an antenna, Roku and Slingtv. About half the cost of what I was paying.
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Old 01-10-2016, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Cochise County, AZ
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Going to attend the Indy 500 in May for the first time so I can cross that off my bucket list.

Would like to also cross off Powerball Lottery winner but I am sure I am not alone with that.
Are you also planning on seeing the time trials while in Indy? The time trials are as much fun as the race itself but are held on the two weekends prior to the race.
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Old 01-18-2016, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque NM
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Just reporting back that my appointment with the ophthalmologist went ok. There is retinal degeneration in one eye but it has not progressed to macular degeneration and the other eye is okay (I'm severely nearsighted in both eyes but the vision in the bad eye is much fuzzier). So I'm to keep having annual dilations but also to look at an Amsler grid weekly to see if the grid lines start to become more wavy, an indication of macular degeneration. I figure it is just a matter of time before I have problems but am relieved that it may be a few years and may effect only one eye. I'm single so was especially concerned that I could lose the ability to drive.
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