I started reading this thread from the start but wasn't sure what to say but I'll try . A fellow at work 57 years old was just sent home this week from the hospital ,cancer spreading throughout his body it started last year . He won't see 2015 let alone retire . As far as health you don't know the cards you were delt . Lots of people enjoy their jobs its not work to them that's great . Retiring might not be on their minds . I'm looking foward to some day retire , when , I don't know . I do know one thing . You can't buy time no matter how much you have saved
Your right Al!! I used to think I was 10 ft tall and bulletproof Even though I was 5 ft 8 and weighed 170 lbs.
Worked a full time job and a part time job at Walmart in the sporting goods department.
About 7 yrs ago I wound up in the hospital and almost ended it right there.
They diagnosed me with Idiopathic Congestive Heart failure. Taking 6 pills a day I get along pretty good now.
Heck I spent 4 hrs yesterday in the hot sun pushing a 21 inch mower on my other property ( I need a trailer my gt will fit on)
I just have to take heed of what my body is telling me and pace myself.
I got a second chance and remind myself every day not to waste it.