Category Archives: Health

A Money Update

I think I’m nearing the end of this investigation into early retirement. I’ve read several books, joined the MMM forums where I got some helpful advice, lurked on some other forums, read financial papers and journals… it’s been fun and … Continue reading

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Obstacles to Early Retirement

I’ve been reading the early retirement blogs, and I generally like what they have to say. I currently save about 44% of my income, and I can definitely get that down to 60% over the course of the next year … Continue reading

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Early Retirement?

I always imagined someone would have to drag me out of my classroom kicking and screaming at 80 years old because I’d refuse to retire. My continuing health issues have changed that view. Now I’m looking at the possibility of … Continue reading

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How Disabled Am I?

I wanted to go to a support group for joint-pain sufferers a couple weekends ago, but it was cancelled at the last minute, and the next one is happening at the end of the month when I’ll be in Texas … Continue reading

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“I’m Sorry. It’s Painful.”

For the most part, the pain I’m in is invisible. Maybe at my last district meeting some people noticed that I occasionally lost concentration and began some controlled breathing (it doesn’t stop the pain, but it keeps me from crying … Continue reading

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Mezzie Learns about Desperation, Diet, and Healing

I’m in pain. I’ve written about my ankle woes, but with the fairly recent addition of pain in both shoulders, I’ve now hit a whopping seven joints in pain, plus occasional finger joint pain (three more). I’ve been written a … Continue reading

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Becoming Disabled

Up until almost eight months ago, I could walk for miles without getting tired or sore. Walking, in fact, was my favorite exercise (preferably in the form of hiking) and my go-to remedy for stress. My second and third favorite … Continue reading

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