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.
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