- Feb 4, 2023
- Auburn, AL
I'd love to be on island somewhere. The docs want me in town. We have zero public transportation. There is food delivery, etc. To me, the idea of being told I can't drive is tough. No real need to go. I just like knowing I'm able.In terms of coping alone, I was lucky in that I already had an electric reclining sofa and so could sleep in that, adjusting the angle inch by inch as needed, and easier to get in and out of than a bed. The organisation I work for was also very supportive - no pressure to rush back to the office.
I lived on supermarket food deliveries and microwave convenience meals, and no dogs to have to attend to. My normal doctor's clinic and pharmacy were within easy walking distance, and living in London public transport to hospital appointments was readily available.
Wishing I was in Southern Florida too right now! Temperature below freezing here tonight - normally I would be on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria, off the coast of Africa, for some winter sun for the first half of February, but can't afford it this year. Oh well.
The electric recliner saved me last night. I guess I did too much. I didn't even have the energy to stand. I was glad I was in the ejection recliner.
I got lucky a while back. I was due to be laid off. Then they came and offered us "packages".
It allowed me to retire at a pretty young age. So no worries about a job giving me problems. I was 43 when I got my full retirement.