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What is your biggest problem right now? Money--Health--Family--Housing

  1. #16
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    "What is your biggest problem right now? Money--Health--Family--Housing"



    I recon I'm an equal opportunity worrier as I am worried about all of those. But on the trusted ol' WORRY-O-METER that ranges from 0 to 10, mine are in the 4 to 6 range... not too bad.

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    I have osteoporosis so I worry about breaking bones, especially a hip.
    Since my hubby died last September I have to be careful of spending money
    and make sure I have enough in chequing to pay all the bills.

    My son and grandson live fairly close to me so I don't worry about being alone.
    Late this spring I plan to move closer to my son. I will have a small mini-home
    part way up his driveway. We will have our own space but be close.

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    my biggest problem is i dont want to drive any more and i cant figure out why ---really there is no place to go-- the few friends i had are gone or busy with their family---i live in the boon docks with no neighbors to talk to---i live with my daughter and her husband but they do their own thing--they dont talk to me that much i cant hear that good and they have to keep repeating--o well i guess this is all in the plan

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    No serious problems. Just moving a little slower than I used to. No canes or walkers for this 93YO.

    Money no problem unless my mattress catches on fire.
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    Sliding down the razor blade of life.

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    Twinkles,


    Seems like transportation and communication are your biggest issues right now from what you're saying.


    If you don't want to drive anymore, it might be good to take a break to figure out why. Once you know why, you can then take steps to fix things or give it up. Do you have Uber in your area even though you're in the "boondocks"?


    Is there Senior transportation you can use to go to a Senior Center or a shopping area? Google the name of your town and "senior center". You can call them for info on rides.


    I take it daughter and son in law have no children at home, so no grandchildren to play with but maybe that's not so bad?


    Can you get a hearing aid? Or carry a pad and pencil around and get used to asking them to write things down for you. No, it's not silly. It's important that you are able to communicate!

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    My biggest problem is my hearing despite the state of the art hearing aids that I have. Each day is a struggle to try and make doctor and other appointments on my cell phone. The cell is better than the land line but I still struggle and it's exhausting having to strain so hard to hear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CocoGirl View Post
    All of it. I am really scared of my situation and being alone is not fun.
    No, it's not fun.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoot N Annie View Post

    CocoGirl - I totally agree that being alone is not fun. That's the only "life issue" I have, and I'm learning to get used to it.

    Mahalo
    I hope you're adjusting to being alone better than I am. I lost my license years ago so that doesn't help and every day is so long and lonely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lon View Post
    My biggest problem is my hearing despite the state of the art hearing aids that I have. Each day is a struggle to try and make doctor and other appointments on my cell phone. The cell is better than the land line but I still struggle and it's exhausting having to strain so hard to hear.
    My hearing also. But a tip for the cell phone. Get a good set of earphones. Not those earbud things. The real mc coy that covers the ears and filters out extraneous noise. It's a blessing for me on any important calls. Also great for listening to music, radio, and television. Don't get the wireless ones except for t.v. Get the kind you can plug into your cell phone. I bought a set at the dollar store and they are good. I have two sets. One I bought at the drug store for about 20 dollars, (a Panasonic). The other was at the dollar store for about $4.

    On a scale of one to ten. My biggest worry is money. Everything keeps going up in price and my car is ready to give up the ghost. But the bus stop is right outside the door and I ride a bike almost every day when the weather is nice and I am handy close to just about everything. Everyone tells me I should get hearing aids, but I tried them and they didn't really help especially in a noisy environment. They are not covered under our health care in Canada and they are really, really, expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camper6 View Post
    My hearing also. But a tip for the cell phone. Get a good set of earphones. Not those earbud things. The real mc coy that covers the ears and filters out extraneous noise. It's a blessing for me on any important calls. Also great for listening to music, radio, and television. Don't get the wireless ones except for t.v. Get the kind you can plug into your cell phone. I bought a set at the dollar store and they are good. I have two sets. One I bought at the drug store for about 20 dollars, (a Panasonic). The other was at the dollar store for about $4.

    On a scale of one to ten. My biggest worry is money. Everything keeps going up in price and my car is ready to give up the ghost. But the bus stop is right outside the door and I ride a bike almost every day when the weather is nice and I am handy close to just about everything. Everyone tells me I should get hearing aids, but I tried them and they didn't really help especially in a noisy environment. They are not covered under our health care in Canada and they are really, really, expensive.
    I wear hearing aids and can't cover my ears or aids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lon View Post
    I wear hearing aids and can't cover my ears or aids.
    Check around. There are huge ones that would not interfere with your hearing aids.

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    Family, right now. We both have mothers in their 90's who are increasingly needing help. Some very hard decisions are going to have to be made soon about his mother....she is going to have to go into a nursing home soon. Mine is holding fast right now on her own, but I'm not sure I'm emotionally up to another one of the six-week sessions of caring for her that I just went through.
    If we're ever in a situation where I am "the voice of reason", then we are in a very, very bad situation.

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