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older guy
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   Posted 8/8/2017 6:08 AM (GMT -6)   
I wasn't sure where to post this. I chose depression because I am kind of down. I'm retiring at the end of next week but really don't want to be working at all. My bed is alluring and I just want to lie there and sleep. Don't see how I'm going to get through these next 9 days. It feels like a lot.

There will be plenty of work and I just don't feel like doing it. I'm sure there are plenty of others who feel the same. I guess it is One Day at a Time.

Thanks for listening.
Rich

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1013
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   Posted 8/8/2017 9:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Why do you assume there are others that feel like you do.
You have 9 days left and than a lifetime of boredom if you don't find something to do

pitmom
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   Posted 8/8/2017 9:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Retiring is the 'dream' of the young. Once it becomes a reality it can be a very daunting prospect.

I was 'forced' into 'early retirement' due to disability and it freaked me out. I got a psychiatrist and a therapist, went on anti d's for a while and did group as well as individual therapy.

The best thing I ever did was get a dog. She makes me have a schedule. She keeps me company. She entertains me. She is a good 'conversation starter' when we are out together or I'm sharing about her antics. She knows the difference between me going back to bed if I'm sick or me going back to bed because I'm depressed. She was not 'trained' to do this, it seems to come to her naturally.

Have you any plans for your retirement? Things you used to say "I wish I had time to do this or that."? Places you've dreamed of going? People you'd like to visit? New skills you'd like to learn? A language? A hobby? Something that will get you out in the fresh air, possibly with others of the same mindset? Bird watching? Fishing? A book club?

Are there any volunteer opportunities that would make use of your lifetime experience? Reading aloud to the very young or very old? Spending time at a local pet shelter petting cats or walking dogs?

Aimlessness is an enemy of mine. Checking in here every day or every couple of days has helped me. Welcome aboard.
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1013
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   Posted 8/8/2017 12:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Pitmom,
Everything you said is absolutely true ,right down to the dog ,I went through it all and there are still times I get so bored that I can feel life passing me by while I do nothing about it.I did much volunteer work ,but today not so much .Your advice to older guy was right on ,I hope he realizes he has a lot of living to do yet

older guy
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   Posted 8/8/2017 3:55 PM (GMT -6)   
To 1013:

I didn't find your comment about "why do you think others feel like you do" to make much sense.
Rich

bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, upper denture, benign prostate hyperplasia
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cymbalta, lamotrigine, zyprexa, klonopin
crestor
doxazosin

BnotAfraid
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   Posted 8/8/2017 8:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome Older guy to the forum.

We are all in a state of progress with our healing and learning journeys.

I would like to remind folks to talk a deep breath, or 3. Before responding to others posts
One persons perception is another persons reaction triggers.

Let us all be gentle with each other

Older Guy,

Have you had a complete physical lately, with blood work?

Do you exercise on a regular basis, say a walk for at least 10min morning or night?

It is normal when someone retires that a feeling of useless is covered up with lethargy.

The is a lot of life to life after retirement, all things you day dreamed about doing on the afternoons when you could not wait to leave work

Peace and strength
Trina
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1013
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   Posted 8/9/2017 8:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Older guy
I guess I did not make it clear enough
When you retire not everyone thinks
the same for me it was volunteer work
that kept me busy and kept me
from sitting home and feeling lost
for others it might be going to work
out , we all need something todo
after we retire.

older guy
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Date Joined Oct 2011
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   Posted 8/9/2017 11:31 AM (GMT -6)   
To 1013:

I apologize for over-reacting to your post. I hope you will continue to send your reactions to my posts, if you feel like it.

Thank you,
Rich

bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, upper denture, benign prostate hyperplasia
-----------------------------
cymbalta, lamotrigine, zyprexa, klonopin
crestor
doxazosin
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