Isn't what it's supposed to be - UGH
My story was a horrible end to 2016. I'm now 65 and he is 67.
First my hubby had to have open heart surgery the beginning of January. We got through that.
One evening after dinner, I told my hubby that I was going to use the bathroom. About 20 minutes later, he found me passed out on the bathroom floor. He called 911 and had them take me to a Buffalo hospital. I was passed out the entire time. It ended up that it was a ruptured aneurysm in the brain. I was unconscious for the next 2 weeks in IC. I was then transferred to a rehab center for a month to recover.
During that time, I was getting speech/memory, physical therapy and occupational therapy. I was surprised to learn that out of 50 people, one of them has an aneurysm and don't know it.
My short term memory isn't good, I can't walk confidently any distance - once in a while, a leg can just suddenly give out.
So at this point, I thought it might be time to retire. My job required some walking/stairs that that I cannot do right now. I came home and had physical, speech/memory and nurses coming to the house for a month.
I am now function fairly well, tire easily, no walking/climbing stairs. It was time to go although I hated the idea because I loved the job. Since coming home, I still tire easily (nap during the day) and headaches have been a problem the last few weeks.
I so miss the job (it was only 4 hours a day and fantastic bosses and fantastic pay. My husband thinks I should stay retired and we start a new life and enjoy ourselves. Granted, winter isn't a good time to retire- too boring.
We have a fifth wheel where we could travel now. I feel like an 18 year old trying to figure out what to do with our lives. It all came so suddenly and we feel lost. Way too big of a house and yard - we should make a move there and downsize - too much work.
There is the option of going back to work 20 hours as before of whatever I can put in. But who knows how long we can travel?
I know I'm going to check out volunteer opportunities - just go get out and be around people.
Didn't envision all of these things would happen - be grateful for each normal day.