Jun 26, 2012 - 5:55 pm
I’m having a nephrectomy in 2 weeks. This experience has me reassessing priorities and I wondered if anyone else did the same and made significant changes in their lives. I’m considering whether to make a permanent move to the town where my sisters live because we have been getting closer and I’m pretty lonely out where I am. I’m not being gloom and doom, but if my time here is going to be shortened, I want to spend as much time as possible with family. I am 59 and live alone and have no children. But leaving my current job means giving up a really good salary with really good benefits including really good long term disability insurance. I don’t know how this is going to affect my ability to get health insurance in the future. Having a good salary means being able to save for retirement (if there is any such thing any more). It would also mean walking away from my mortgage because now I owe way more on my house than it is worth. I’m guessing some people on the other side of this reassessed their priorities and made changes. I’m very hopeful(most days) and hope that this is just a bump in the road and that I will live to be 87 like my mother(still living). I know you can’t help me reach a decision, but I’m interested in the life altering changes others made and how they came to a decision.