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Old 03-07-2016, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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I have been retired since 2010. Had to retire when I did due to need for bilateral eye surgery. Aftercare was a lot of work and time and frustration. And I'll always have a problem with one of my eyes. Several other challenges to deal with. Surgery on my right knee (so much better now!). Lost my last sister in September 2015, lost two close friends in February and one acquaintance died then, too.

Right now have a sinus thing going on which makes me sleepy and lazy.

I should be cleaning my apartment, but do a better job of just looking at what needs to be done.

So I am probably in a slump. I have all kinds of dreams of what I want to do but I don't get off my backside and get anything started. I am angry at myself. Just don't feel like pushing myself. What I can afford is limited but there are many other things to do that can be done with minimal cost.

Anyone else having a similar problem? How did you get out of it? I have no family (I have kids but we aren't "connected" for many reasons). Sisters' kids are all out of state.

I hope I am not just a whiner.

 
Old 03-07-2016, 03:31 PM
 
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Depression becomes more likely as we age. Something to consider because, if so, it is likely treatable.
 
Old 03-07-2016, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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Depression becomes more likely as we age. Something to consider because, if so, it is likely treatable.

Very familiar with depression. I am taking meds for it. I have tried several but the one I take now is doing OK. I don't care to be "spaced out."
 
Old 03-07-2016, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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Wellbutrin (bupropion) is more "activating" if you haven't already tried it. It's not for everyone but it doesn't slow you down like some do.
 
Old 03-07-2016, 03:54 PM
 
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Sounds like a repeat thread to me. Repeat whine to me. Have you tried the mental health forum????
 
Old 03-07-2016, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Sounds like a repeat thread to me. Repeat whine to me. Have you tried the mental health forum????
apparently not, it's been suggested numerous times to you OP - PLEASE get some relative help.
 
Old 03-07-2016, 04:15 PM
 
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Welp, I just got forced to retire.
Going on the second week or so.


Just like everything in life, once size doesn't fit all and YMMV.
I find myself anything but bored.
I have a house to clean up and get things ready for a move to a smaller place that I refied.
I have the smaller place to clean up and get ready to move stuff into.
I have a 38 year old girlfriend with 2 kids who keeps me busy and "happy".
I exercise 4-5 times per week.


For some reason, I find myself a bit anxious about not having enough time in the day to do the things I really feel I need to do. With the aid of a computer and with investments to track, I haven't gotten bored, yet.


If anything, I sometimes procrastinate about the exercise and think that I will do it later. I always do, but now I am not pressured to finish just to get back to work.


But, then again, I am a retirement newbie and things will change as time flies by.
 
Old 03-07-2016, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Depression becomes more likely as we age. Something to consider because, if so, it is likely treatable.
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Wellbutrin (bupropion) is more "activating" if you haven't already tried it. It's not for everyone but it doesn't slow you down like some do.
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Sounds like a repeat thread to me. Repeat whine to me. Have you tried the mental health forum????
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apparently not, it's been suggested numerous times to you OP - PLEASE get some relative help.
I agree with the previous four posters. Counseling/meds are definitely in order. The historical pattern here is to lash out at any disagreement or suggestions. If this doesn't happen this time, it will be an encouraging sign of true progress.
 
Old 03-07-2016, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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I agree with the previous four posters. Counseling/meds are definitely in order. The historical pattern here is to lash out at any disagreement or suggestions. If this doesn't happen this time, it will be an encouraging sign of true progress.

Was I lashing out?? Really?

I think there are some responders here who would do well to take their own medicine. Just sayin'.
 
Old 03-07-2016, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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Very familiar with depression. I am taking meds for it. I have tried several but the one I take now is doing OK. I don't care to be "spaced out."
Similar situation with my sister in law. She was encouraged into finding a hobby, something that she would like/enjoy. She did and eventually she made great turn around and is out of her funky ways and happy as can be. Her family is happy too.
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