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Old 10-14-2016, 02:29 PM
 
Location: in the miseries
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Having my body deteriorate like an old car...and I was always the one who watched my diet, exercised, never smoked...now, 7 surgeries in 6 years, wth?

Losing my sister & 2 good friends sucked, also.
That's always the way it seems.
Healthy eating and exercise won't save you.
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Old 10-14-2016, 02:31 PM
 
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In retirement, each day is one day closer to death.

But that was true too during pre-retirement during the working decades, it's just that it was not as apparent or perhaps not a thought that ran through one's head quite as often before retirement.

Sorry to be a little morbid. It is, however, my least favorite retirement experience. Time becomes a precious commodity.
Agree!

Especially when your contemporaries are dropping.
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Old 10-14-2016, 02:35 PM
 
Location: in the miseries
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I'm sure my least favorite experience, at least early in retirement, will be decluttering my home and getting it ready to put on the market, selling it, and the process of relocating and finding a rental with a cat in tow.
You can hire an Estate Sale co.

Many people do that here.
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Old 10-14-2016, 03:16 PM
 
Location: sarasota
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i had to set my alarm this past summer to catch a flight.
i feel you brah
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Old 10-14-2016, 05:22 PM
 
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i had to set my alarm this past summer to catch a flight.
After weeks / months / years of endless Saturdays ... that would suck!
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Old 10-15-2016, 12:05 AM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Calvert-
I can relate somewhat. In spite of my own personal satisfaction as mentioned, I also am a 24/7 caregiver for my spouse who had a stroke last winter and is mostly wheelchair bound after retiring 3 years ago.
Our ''dreams'' of retiring got redefined due to that and though we talk about I doubt we will ever travel and live the carefree daily life that was once hoped for.
It is what it is and it's what we are given. We just have to make the most of it and go forward and enjoy the years that we have left as best as we can.
There are many wheelchair-bound travelers and destinations. That shouldn't stop you or her. Since she is only "mostly wheelchair bound," is there a chance she could use a scooter, a self-propelled wheelchair, or does she need you to push her? Even that shouldn't stop the two of you.

She obviously still has the art of conversation. Our friend who had a stroke can't do that. He's so frustrated.
(He can walk all over the place, but if I had my choice, if I had a stroke, I'd rather lose my mobility than my ability to communicate.)

So she cannot live the carefree life you both wish she could. It's very unfortunate, but there's still so much you can do. Good luck!
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Old 10-15-2016, 02:26 AM
 
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Now that I really need wrinkle cream, our budget doesn't allow it!
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Old 10-15-2016, 08:08 AM
 
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Being forced into early retirement at the age of 58 during the Crash when my job was eliminated and no one would hire me. During the next four years, I suffered two-back-to-back injuries requiring major surgery, acquiring tens of thousands of dollars of medical debt (I lost my health insurance, too).
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Old 10-15-2016, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Chicago area
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I miss talking to my coworkers and having some alone time. We are always together and that took some getting used to. I've always had unusual sleep habits that are getting even worse now that I don't have any structure and a set sleep time.

Nothing is all good and nothing is all bad, but the good of retirement far outweighs the bad. I have zero desire to go back to work and run my fanny into the ground in an assembly line factory hospital. I'll talk to my coworkers on Facebook.
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Old 10-15-2016, 11:27 AM
 
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I mentioned the health thing. Last night more health related talk amongst us at a local gathering. People going in for tests, awaiting dire news. Having to cut back on activities because they just don't feel good.

This morning on another outing - more of the same.!!! Sheesh - makes me just want to stay in bed, but I think it is better to just stay busy.
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