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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? 




About My Miracle Life

I'm a writer, blogger, avid reader, book reviewer, sub-arachnoid hemorrhage and stroke survivor, moving forward in my recovery and trying to advocate for stroke and brain hemorrhage awareness and prevention. I'm also slowly working towards independence, driving, my first novel, a memoir and a series of short stories. I've been lucky to have a very small network of close friends to guide me; I've been even luckier to have found an online 'family' of sorts to help me through the rough times.
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  1. Jo Wake says:

    Matt’s skin cancer ops being over and healing well. Glad you finally got the pensions sorted out.

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  2. 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.


    • 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


  3. Don’t worry about the title of retired. The cash matters more.
    I like to declutter now and then. I swear stuff reproduces faster than I can get rid of it.

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    • 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.


  4. lexacain says:

    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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