- Jul 19, 2007
- Funster No
- Adria Panel Van.
- Since 1988
I am hoping that the phrase “I have only just got my pension” was in jest at the news of impending great grandchild making him feel old.
I have a list like that.Having survived all life has thrown at me since I was a child, I don't have a bucket list.
My eff-it list, however, is quite long
We did exactly the same 10 years ago now ,
So sorry to hear that news. It is heartbreaking when first told the extent of the diagnosis. I really hope the treatment is swift and successful. The NHS despite their problems are very effective when it conmes to serious conditions.I cannot agree more with this post.
We came back from Portugal on 4th October. My wife had been a bit breathless and a bit of a nagging cough, which had been reported to the GP in may, but checked and given the all clear.
Long story short , we saw the consultant last Thursday and he has confirmed she has lung cancer, in both lungs, with traces in the lymph nodes and liver.
Devastating doesnt cover it, I havnt cried as much in my life. So unfair, shes not even drawn her state pension yet.
Our lives have changed forever.
We have a new van on order for delivery Feb/March next year? At the moment Im going with it, as she wants to. But who knows.
So I would reiterate, do it while you can, create memories not savings accounts, because in the blink of an eye it can all be taken away.
Be careful, suddenly switching off can have risks. Have something to keep you busy when you eventually retire. It doesn't matter what it is, learn to paint, research the family tree, anything as long as it isn't watching daytime TV!My Dad died before he got to draw his pension. Lately I've had a number of health issues so I'm now seriously considering selling my business and retiring. It will be hard for me to relax and switch my brain over to leisure mode!
I help with a scout group plus I've loads of hobbies.Be careful, suddenly switching off can have risks. Have something to keep you busy when you eventually retire. It doesn't matter what it is, learn to paint, research the family tree, anything as long as it isn't watching daytime TV!
You are so right Jim. Thanks for the post. We all need a reminder now and again. Got a meeting with my boss on Friday to talk about my ambitions and plans. I'm nearly 58 and don't plan to be figuring in his plan for too much longer.