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Mormor Vicky
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   Posted 1/21/2009 6:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I found out back in November that my company was downsizing and were offering buy-outs.  Since I'm not 50 yet my pension is the largest it will be.  Once I hit 50 it starts shrinking.  Also, my severance package is enough for me to pay off all my debts except the house.  I can even buy a new car.  And I still have my 401k.  Not much after this year but it's there.  When I found out I get to keep my health insurance it seemed a no brainer to go ahead and retire.  I have 31 years service and if you're asking yourself, I started a 5. turn    Just kidding.  Started right out of high school at the ripe old age of 17.
I've been off work for a week now and am realizing now just how much working took a toll on me.  I still have terrible back pain but at least my house is staying clean now.  First thing I didn't do was clean my house when I felt like crap. 
Now it's time for my husband to support me.  I'm loving it. 
Vicky / 49 years old
DX'd with Crohn's during a resection August 2006
DX'd with Steriod induced Diabetes November 2006
Considered in Clinical remission but have minor signs of disease activity
Daughter (28) also has Crohn's since she was 12.
Currently on 4000mg of Pentasa only for Crohn's
No longer able to take 6-MP because of Bone-Marrow Suppression
Cymbalta, Metformin, Lipitor, Lisinopril

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   Posted 1/21/2009 7:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Congrats on the retirement. Work is certainly a trigger for me. More stress=more sickness.

Best wishes,
Jon,  Co-moderator for Crohn's Disease and Depression forums
"The man who insists upon seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides. Accept life, and you must accept regret." -- Henri-Frédéric Amiel (1821-81), Swiss philosopher, poet 
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   Posted 1/21/2009 7:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations. Now relax! :)
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 15 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, multivitamin, humira every other week, and good probiotics.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Attempting a diet without refined sugars, high fat content, bleached or bromated flour, most dairy, red meat, and avoiding anything spicy like the plague. Also refuse to eat anything with trans fat or high fructose/corn syrup.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."

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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 1/22/2009 8:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Whoopee and fun in the sun, enjoy it and it sounds good. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still gail

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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 239
   Posted 1/22/2009 11:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations!! Well deserved early retirement! Enjoy yourself!
diagnosed w/Crohn's 11/06. 34f with 2 boys, a lovable dog, and a wonderful husband. 150 mg Imuran, bentyl, entocort, vicodin as needed, Humira, metoprolol for orthostatic hypotension and heart palpitations. Bowel resection 9/07. Active disease back, darn it 8/08. 11 year old son with IBS-C, on Bentyl.

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