I had my second hip replacement. My first one was last July. I am supposed to return to my little part time job in October but am finding myself with very mixed feelings. Now that I am feeling great I realize that taking time to work (even if it is just two shifts a week) is not something I want to do anymore.
I currently get to watch two of my six grands two days a week from 745-430. They are thirty five minutes away so it’s a long day. My daughter is a school teacher so I have summers off.
My grandson is 5 so Ella and I drop him off at school at 815 and pick him up at 245 so it’s just us girls all day. I am having such fun this year because all that horrible hip pain I have felt for the past two years is gone!
I have recently been in touch with two high school friends I haven’t hung around with in 50 years! We plan to get together monthly.
Another friend is retiring in 3 weeks, and my brother and sister-in-law are selling their house in Florida and will be staying here permanently.
We have a very active Council on Aging that offer many activities and I work the election polls a few times a year. As you can see I have lots of things available to keep me busy.
I guess I’m wondering if leaving my little part time job is the right decision. I’ve been there 5 years and they are wonderful to work for and my coworkers are great people.
I have had six surgeries in the past six years and I think I should try to enjoy this time of good health. There are projects I’d like to do in my house and many weekend sports games my grands play that I miss because of work.
Any thoughts or advice?
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