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csziggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-02-10 11:57 PM
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88. Yes. I ran a farm and the physical wear and tear is brutal
I am 58 and can barely walk around the house. I've had cartilage taken out of both knees and it's just a matter of time before I get knee replacement. Both shoulders have had surgery. My back is a mess. The arthritis in my hands has made it so I cannot get a good grip and have no strength left in my hands. In the last ten years I've had numerous surgeries and I no longer recover from the surgery to the same extent I did with the first one.

I thought about starting a second career, but jobs for someone my age are pretty much non-existent. Given my physical limitations, I am pretty much unemployable. I can do internet research, but have not found any way to make it pay.

Good thing I sent hubby out to get an outside job ten years ago - his health insurance is the only reason we could pay for my surgeries. Before that, we could not get health insurance at any cost. Even so, the out of pocket costs have gone up & up & up. I am not sure how I will be able to afford my end of the knee replacement surgery.
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