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Re: "retired"
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2018, 06:06:38 PM »
I'm happy you are already SEEING positive results! :)
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Re: "retired"
« Reply #16 on: October 31, 2018, 05:31:41 PM »
Hi all, I'm still here!

Thank you for your good wishes.

I'm enjoying life much more, the days fly by.

Still looking for a solution for dry eyes.

Using hexane free castor oil at night (cheaper) which is supposed to help during the day.
I find I still need eye drops.

I've been playing "nurse" the last few months.
Hubby had a heart attack at end of July (1 stent put in).
Then end of August the heart med caused an unknown stomach ulcer to bleed so he was in hospital again with a bleeding duodenal stomach ulcer.
Released him while still bleeding so had to readmit him to hospital (drama).
At the end of September he had a nasty gastro virus.
All this didn't help his adrenal fatigue & depression.
He is now improving each day & "living" again.

Life is now getting back to 'normal'.
I'm so glad I wasn't working so I could care for hubby full time.

Now I'm enjoying retirement again!

Do take good care of yourselves as best you can.



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Re: "retired"
« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2018, 07:14:33 AM »
Dear Lotus1,

My heart goes out to you.  Sometimes retirement is peaceful, and sometimes filled with drama.

I had three angioplasties and two stents placed in 1999, which is what prompted my early retirement all those years ago.

And yes, I'm so glad you could help your hubby.  And yes, one health crisis often cascades into a series of horrible 'events'.  Now I sincerely hope you and  your hubby are healthier and happier than ever.

I always say: "It's always something, and then it's something else."  That is life, of course.

However, we find joy where we can, and do what we must when needed.

Regards, Elaine
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Re: "retired"
« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2018, 05:38:05 PM »
Thank you for your kind words Elaine.

So sorry to hear of the drama that prompted your early retirement.
Hope you are doing ok now.

Next opthalmologist appointment I'm going to ask dr if he will support me in applying for the disability pension since nothing has worked satisfactorarily for working the last 18 yrs of so.
Opthal says the bottoms of my eyes are the worst, but hey step in my shoes dr.
Centre Link advised me a pension will only be approved if recommended by an opthalmologist, not my diagnosing GP.
See how things go.
Waiting for an appointment date.

I'm still enjoying retirement, the days fly by.

It is so great to be able to do food shopping drying out my eyes in the air con then come home for a sleep for relief.
I don't need to be on the computer, in a dry air con room with bright lights.

Just doing things as I need and want to has made such a difference.
Guess the stress is gone!

Yes, if it's not one thing it's another.
I call it 'body maintainence' & everyone has something.

Summer is coming so I'm pleased.
I'm more dry in winter it seems.

Stay as well as possible and enjoy life.



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Re: "retired"
« Reply #19 on: November 02, 2018, 06:33:18 AM »
Congratulations Lotus, hope the best for you!