good news..

mike26
mike26 Member Posts: 416
edited 26. Jul 2013, 09:05 in Community Chit-chat archive
hi all
its official im now been put out to graze.. :wink:
esa, form filling, medical, support group.
pleased with result :roll:
mike26 good luck to others.. :roll:

Comments

  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,558
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I think this will help you, Mike, I really do. Good luck and enjoy your retirement! DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • mig
    mig Member Posts: 7,150
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Happy retirement Mike .Mig
  • maria09
    maria09 Member Posts: 1,905
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Mike
    Welcome to the recently retired gang
    At 49 I got my ill health retirement I'm March so it's still new to me and I still feel like I'm off sick
    My stress levels have come down 100%
    Hope it helps with your condition
    Maria
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 26,679
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Well done Mike :)

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    love

    Toni xxx
    Love

    Toni xxx
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 26,252
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    That's good news, Mike. I'm very pleased for you.
    "The deeper sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain." Kahlil Gibran
  • mike26
    mike26 Member Posts: 416
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    hi all
    thankyou all for your kind words :cry:
    but to be honnest im not ready for retirement yet
    do you think im in denial thoughts.I keep thinking about all
    things i still want to do! :? :?
    sorry bout this but i cant help it,
    (silly old fool)mike26 xx :!:
  • maria09
    maria09 Member Posts: 1,905
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Mike
    Just class it as an extended holiday
    Take each day as it comes
    Make a list of what you want to do and if you can do them go for it
    It's 3 months since I retired I think I was in denial but I realise the reason I've retired was because my condition stopped me doing my job so not through choice I had no other option hope I'm making sense
    I worked constantly for 30 years so it is hard when I think I could still be working for next 15 years if I hadn't got my OA and Spondylo Arhtropathy
    Enough of my waffling I think I'm getting a bit of brain fog
    Maria
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 26,252
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    It's a big change and will take some getting used to, Mike.

    My Dad loved his retirement and used it to do all the things he'd never been able to when working. He became a Yorkshire member and went to loads of cricket matches, did a fair bit of walking and got involved in voluntary work. OK so he didn;'t have arthritis :lol: but even those of us who have can use our 'enforced leisure time' to enjoy ourselves or just make ourselves useful in ways in which we can.

    You'll adapt in time and then, like my father-in-law, will wonder how you ever found time to work :lol:
    "The deeper sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain." Kahlil Gibran