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Sat Jan 25, 2020, 04:37 AM

2. This makes me so sorry to hear, Softy. I do think it's good to look at it as an early retirement.

It's good you'll get Medi-Cal, that's one less thing. And you'll be able to manage on that.

I'm hoping your home situation is stable.

Connect with county and regional services if you haven't already, they should be able to provide some kind of in-home assistance. Apply for Social Security if you haven't already- could be a 2+ year wait.

But I think it's good to look at it as early retirement because that will avoid the trap of self-pity. That's what you want to stay out of, though it can feel really good. Instead, to avoid what you're afraid of, keep pushing, keep problem solving, keep finding resources, keep smiling and bringing people into your life. It's not over.

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