Well, I am done with work. I went back to work on Wednesday. I only worked half a day. I was just too sick to finish the day out. And I am not going back. I was going to try to work until Monday 06/03/19. But I am just not able at this time. I have pneumonia. And I tried 5 antibiotics I think this last one might do the trick. I am feeling better. But still weak. I think I am doing better and then get up to do something and find myself exhausted and unable to continue. I know that is how this illness works. So I am trying to resign myself to just listen to my body and do what I need to do.
I am having mixed emotions about now being done with my job. I won’t lie I am scared to death I won’t be able to make it financially. I have paid all my bills off except one credit card. I contacted a bank and redid the card with them with a much lower interest rate. I was paying 100 a month and the balance was not going down. I asked about lowering my interest rate for being a good customer. They would not budge it was 21%. So I found a credit union that my son banks at and applied for a visa loan to pay it off. Interest is 4% the first 6 months. And then it goes to 11%. I got the loan through them and transferred the balance. I feel so much better about that.
It will be a bit of an adjustment only getting paid monthly. I am sure I can do it. I will just have to manage my money differently. I do have a small savings account to fall back on. And later my 401k from my previous job that I worked at for 20 years. I will be 61 yrs old in July. I can work a part-time job if I want. I just can’t make over 17.000 a year from that. I have almost maxed that out by continuing to work until now. So a part-time job will be out of the question now until after January 1st. I am collecting widow benefits from my spouse. Not my SS. So when I turn 65 I will have other options.
I am sure people have their opinions about me taking early retirement. I don’t care. I have worked all my life since 15. I am sick (I have leukemia ). And I am tired of trying to work for a company that has no compassion for what I am going through. I have worked for them for 5 years. Juggling my appointments, and my health around them. I am done doing that. The doctors treating me have told me for the last 3 yrs that I need to do this. Losing my husband has given me the opportunity to do this. And not have to spend months or years fighting for disability. I would much rather continue to work and have my husband with me. But of course not possible. So I am finally going to do what is right for me.
So we will see what the future holds. The next few months might be a challenge but I will get through it. I am going to stop now and rest for a while. Take Care OD friends.