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Re: Retirement age

Post by taipan on Sat 28 Jan 2017, 06:54

Big Dog wrote:
skully wrote:
Big Dog wrote:I can get used to this retirement thing. fishing
Being kept busy running my friend around because she can no longer drive because of the medication she is taking but apart from that the lack of daily stress is wonderful. Still waking at 4.15am, out of habit i guess, but i guess that will change. Cool

Retirement is easy as!!! cheers

And well done on looking after your sick mate, Mr Dog. aces

My friend was released from Hospital about three weeks ago but i had to call Ambulance today. Cancer has spread to her spine & she can no longer move. I don't think she will see home again.

Sad news.
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Re: Retirement age

Post by Red on Sat 28 Jan 2017, 07:15

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Big Dog wrote:I can get used to this retirement thing. fishing
Being kept busy running my friend around because she can no longer drive because of the medication she is taking but apart from that the lack of daily stress is wonderful. Still waking at 4.15am, out of habit i guess, but i guess that will change. Cool

Good for you. I too found the sleeping pattern was hard to change. For decades I woke around 5, had a few espressos, heaps of fogs and got stuck into the reading before heading in to work. I now make 6.30 Most days.

I am now about to do a mix of paid and unpaid work. Both part time and with organisations and people I respect. I am old fashioned and find I need and enjoy working life. Still allows more time for other activities than I used to have when I was doing crazy hours in a difficult working environment

Well research suggests that many of those who make a complete break from paid or unpaid work either suffer cognitive decline or who lack fulfilment.
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Re: Retirement age

Post by Big Dog on Sat 28 Jan 2017, 07:26

Red wrote:
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Big Dog wrote:I can get used to this retirement thing. fishing
Being kept busy running my friend around because she can no longer drive because of the medication she is taking but apart from that the lack of daily stress is wonderful. Still waking at 4.15am, out of habit i guess, but i guess that will change. Cool

Good for you. I too found the sleeping pattern was hard to change. For decades I woke around 5, had a few espressos, heaps of fogs and got stuck into the reading before heading in to work. I now make 6.30 Most days.

I am now about to do a mix of paid and unpaid work. Both part time and with organisations and people I respect. I am old fashioned and find I need and enjoy working life. Still allows more time for other activities than I used to have when I was doing crazy hours in a difficult working environment

Well research suggests that many of those who make a complete break from paid or unpaid work either suffer cognitive decline or who lack fulfilment.

Crap. I've already taught myself to sleep in till 6.00am.
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Re: Retirement age

Post by skully on Sun 29 Jan 2017, 04:36

Fark the research. It was obviously done by some bitter farker who couldn't afford to retire.

Cognitive decline - LOL. I read more and absorb more now than I ever did due to my brain being free of stress. I'll let you know when I win Eddie's Millionaire Show. Cool
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Post by embee on Sun 29 Jan 2017, 05:24

skully

the forum would qualify as unpaid work

keeping active mentally and physically is the key

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Re: Retirement age

Post by skully on Sun 29 Jan 2017, 05:38

Er, that would mean those that qualify for Red's research findings are actually doing absolutely nothing?? I can't quite see anyone, short of one in an iron lung, falling into such a category.

I'll stick with my and BD's initial "crap!!" reaction, unless Red provides more detail of said research. Cool

From my own perspective, there is not enough time in the day to do all of the stuff that I could be doing. It's just that I can choose NOT to do these things if I feel like it - a lovely position to be in.
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Re: Retirement age

Post by horace on Sun 29 Jan 2017, 06:14

Clearly working for you Skully. Fear not, your cognitive decline does not seem to have accelerated since your retirement. The rate seems about the same.
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Re: Retirement age

Post by Big Dog on Sun 29 Jan 2017, 06:27

skully wrote:Er, that would mean those that qualify for Red's research findings are actually doing absolutely nothing?? I can't quite see anyone, short of one in an iron lung, falling into such a category.

I'll stick with my and BD's initial "crap!!" reaction, unless Red provides more detail of said research. Cool

From my own perspective, there is not enough time in the day to do all of the stuff that I could be doing. It's just that I can choose NOT to do these things if I feel like it - a lovely position to be in.

My role as a carer has kept me flat out since i retired. Not the retirement i had planned for but thats life.
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Re: Retirement age

Post by horace on Sun 29 Jan 2017, 06:44

Indeed Mr Dog. I myself have gone from carer to patient. Both part of life, as you say. Skully too knows the carer role.



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Re: Retirement age

Post by skully on Sun 29 Jan 2017, 06:48

I do. Perhaps that has significantly enhanced my experience. From the constant worry about your loved one, to the burdenless enjoyment of retired life.

Mr Dog, is caring for your sick friend what you are referring to, or have I missed some other sad news??
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Post by Big Dog on Sun 29 Jan 2017, 07:30

skully wrote:I do. Perhaps that has significantly enhanced my experience. From the constant worry about your loved one, to the burdenless enjoyment of retired life.

Mr Dog, is caring for your sick friend what you are referring to, or have I missed some other sad news??

No, thats it. She is back in the Oncology Ward awaiting further assessment but i don't think she will be coming home.
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Re: Retirement age

Post by Red on Sun 29 Jan 2017, 07:54

skully wrote:Er, that would mean those that qualify for Red's research findings are actually doing absolutely nothing?? I can't quite see anyone, short of one in an iron lung, falling into such a category.

I'll stick with my and BD's initial "crap!!" reaction, unless Red provides more detail of said research. Cool

From my own perspective, there is not enough time in the day to do all of the stuff that I could be doing. It's just that I can choose NOT to do these things if I feel like it - a lovely position to be in.

Most people I know who've retired actually say they wonder how they fitted work in. I believe the negative research is related to people who retire without a plan and whose whole identity and modus operandi have revolved around work.
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Re: Retirement age

Post by skully on Sun 29 Jan 2017, 09:08

Big Dog wrote:
skully wrote:I do. Perhaps that has significantly enhanced my experience. From the constant worry about your loved one, to the burdenless enjoyment of retired life.

Mr Dog, is caring for your sick friend what you are referring to, or have I missed some other sad news??

No, thats it. She is back in the Oncology Ward awaiting further assessment but i don't think she will be coming home.

Phew. Good to hear there's no further trauma in your life. Sorry to hear of her prognosis. You are doing your bit to make her journey as manageable as possible. aces

Red wrote:
skully wrote:Er, that would mean those that qualify for Red's research findings are actually doing absolutely nothing?? I can't quite see anyone, short of one in an iron lung, falling into such a category.

I'll stick with my and BD's initial "crap!!" reaction, unless Red provides more detail of said research. Cool

From my own perspective, there is not enough time in the day to do all of the stuff that I could be doing. It's just that I can choose NOT to do these things if I feel like it - a lovely position to be in.

Most people I know who've retired actually say they wonder how they fitted work in. I believe the negative research is related to people who retire without a plan and whose whole identity and modus operandi have revolved around work.

Cheers for the additional clarification, R. Indeed, a plan is essential.
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Re: Retirement age

Post by taipan on Sun 29 Jan 2017, 09:47

Red wrote:
skully wrote:Er, that would mean those that qualify for Red's research findings are actually doing absolutely nothing?? I can't quite see anyone, short of one in an iron lung, falling into such a category.

I'll stick with my and BD's initial "crap!!" reaction, unless Red provides more detail of said research. Cool

From my own perspective, there is not enough time in the day to do all of the stuff that I could be doing. It's just that I can choose NOT to do these things if I feel like it - a lovely position to be in.

Most people I know who've retired actually say they wonder how they fitted work in. I believe the negative research is related to people who retire without a plan and whose whole identity and modus operandi have revolved around work.

Most of my mates have retired with no problems, but there may be a bit of alcohol involved. I have seen one of two battle with missing the work environment but they seem to be okay now.

I think the problems might be with those who have been forced into early retirement.
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Re: Retirement age

Post by skully on Thu 09 Feb 2017, 00:03



Amusing, but I haven't found myself having the urge to do this. Traffic, and the associated BP raising stress, was one of the main reasons for my decision to pull the plug in the first place.
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Post by Big Dog on Sat 04 Mar 2017, 08:52

Big Dog wrote:
skully wrote:I do. Perhaps that has significantly enhanced my experience. From the constant worry about your loved one, to the burdenless enjoyment of retired life.

Mr Dog, is caring for your sick friend what you are referring to, or have I missed some other sad news??

No, thats it. She is back in the Oncology Ward awaiting further assessment but i don't think she will be coming home.

My friend has been moved to the Palliative care unit. Her condition has deteriorated remarkably over the last week. As the specialist kindly put it this morning, "she has reached the final stage of her journey"
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Re: Retirement age

Post by taipan on Sat 04 Mar 2017, 08:57

Sad news BD.
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Post by skully on Sat 04 Mar 2017, 21:18

Aw, sorry to hear it, Mr Dog. No
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Re: Retirement age

Post by horace on Sun 05 Mar 2017, 00:44

Sad times .....
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Re: Retirement age

Post by Bradman on Sun 05 Mar 2017, 01:15

I suppose it would be too much to hope for BD, that she had an otherwise long and fulfilling life? Too much bad news is doubly compounded nowadays. Condolences companheiro de viagem.
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Re: Retirement age

Post by Big Dog on Tue 07 Mar 2017, 01:46

Bradman wrote:I suppose it would be too much to hope for BD, that she had an otherwise long and fulfilling life?  Too much bad news is doubly compounded nowadays.  Condolences companheiro de viagem.

My friend passed away this morning.
To answer your question, she had a few personal setbacks & struggled financially for much of her life. She went without a lot of the material things we take for granted but she did'nt need them. She was grateful for what she had. In all the time i knew her i never once heard her complain about her lot in life. The street will seem very empty without her.
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Re: Retirement age

Post by Bradman on Tue 07 Mar 2017, 01:52

Sad
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Re: Retirement age

Post by skully on Tue 07 Mar 2017, 03:20

RIP to your dear friend, Mr Dog. All power to you for being there for her. Sincere commiserations.
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Post by taipan on Tue 07 Mar 2017, 03:25

Condolences BD
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Post by Red on Wed 08 Mar 2017, 10:26

Yes, this is sad Big Dog. Interesting apropos your comments, that sometimes people without material riches can be more happy and fulfilled with their more humble lot in life.
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