Had to retire due to health, but sure didn't want to

by EJ
(Phoenix, AZ USA)

I was often asked when I was going to retire and my stock answer was "I'm going to work until they plant me".


I don't play golf, I have no hobbies and I loved my job working with homeless veterans. Now because of serious hearing problems I was put in a position of retiring at the ripe old age of 68. I had hoped to work into my 70's but it wasn't to be.

To make matters worst, my wife is still working f/t and has 4 more years before retirement.

I'm in such a state of depression even though there are things that I should do and things that need to be done but I just don't feel like doing them nor do I have the energy. I have been on Celexa for several years and it has helped but with this new round of depression the doctor increase my dosage from 20mg to 40mg but the problem intensified since I suffered some serious side effects.

I am in such a funk I don't do anything but lay around all day. I sure could use some help.

Dear EJ: I would LOVE some help with Veterans on this website. I wonder if you'd write about different services they can use.. help them via the internet! If you are interested, Please write to me via the Contact Wendy (to the left).

Will keep you in my prayers! You need to volunteer your Veteran experience somewhere.. in your community, or online (in a personal "veteran" blog or here on my website!)

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EJ , IN ARIZONA
by: GINA

EJ,

THOSE DRUGS LIKE CELEXA I THINK CAN ADD TO YOUR PROBLEM. TRY NATURAL SUPPLEMENTS. WENT THROUGH THIS WITH A GIRLFRIEND. WHEN SHE TOOK HERSELF OFF DRUGS SHE IMPROVED DRAMATICALLY BY CHANGING HER THINKING, (YOU ARE WHAT YOU THINK) AND STARTED DOING ALTERNATIVE NATURAL SUPPLEMENTS. FEELING "OUT OF IT" IS NOT THE REMEDY.

MY DAUGHTER JUST HAD A COCHLEAR IMPLANT FOR TOTAL HEARING LOSS BROUGHT ON BY A VIRUS A YEAR AGO. DON'T KNOW IF AN IMPLANT IS AN OPTION FOR YOU.

I WILL BE PRAYING FOR YOU TO GET SOME HELP AND GET OFF THE DRUGS AND START READING ABOUT NATURAL REMEDIES AND DO A LOT OF READING ABOUT UPLIFTING YOUR MOOD NATURALLY.

GOD BLESS.
GINA

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