#CTST – EARLY DISABILITY RETIREMENT

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With all things being relative, it’s been another good week for me. 🙂

I am considered officially in Early Disability Retirement from the State of NJ, where I held my civil service EMT job. It’s good in the sense that I will receive pension income in addition to my SSDI. My ultimate goal is to recover to the point where I can go back to meaningful full-time employment. Seeing the word RETIRED stirs up conflicting emotions. For now I’ll stick with grateful. I could use the income. Grateful, grateful, grateful.

I’ve been making decent headway as far as discarding unnecessary clutter (old magazines, junk mail, etc.) and giving my daughter some useful EMS gear that I won’t be needing – bought new before I got sick. I imagine her strutting around with her new radio holder and neon traffic vest. Awww…

Reading and writing out reviews have taken up a good portion of time. My social media presence is slowly improving as well.

My pain levels have been stable except on some of the rainier days, but they haven’t been intolerable. I’ll take it. It’s been worse.

Most important of all, I’m STILL ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE GRASS!! Yeah, Baby!!

What have you celebrated this week? 

 

 

 

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8 thoughts on “#CTST – EARLY DISABILITY RETIREMENT

  1. Tonja Drecker

    Yeah to retirement! I’m sure the extra money is a blessing, and each phase of life has its good points worth celebrating. Sorry to hear that the weather causes pain. And yay to getting things done. Review and such do take up a lot of time.

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    1. My Miracle Life Post author

      Thanks, Tonja. The income that’ll be coming in will be a blessing, no doubt. Grateful, grateful. Just didn’t imagine being retired at 50 unless I was mega-wealthy (which I’m clearly not). Thanks for the visit and comment. As always, thanks for co-hosting. Hugs. Eva

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    1. My Miracle Life Post author

      I know what you mean, Alex. I’m not a fan of clutter, but it piles up faster than I can clear it. I’m a slow-poke. *Sigh* Trying hard not to think about the R word. 🙂 Love you, brother.

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  2. lexacain

    Congrats on the additional income! (I daresay we could all use that kind of good news!) It’s so awesome that your daughter’s going to be an EMT too – and so sweet that you have things that will help her. I hope your pain continues to be manageable. Happy Halloween!

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