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September 14th, 2018 at 01:40 pm

There have been a string of serious health issues in my family the last few weeks. My mom, who is now 92 and lives with my sister half way across the country was in the hospital for 2 weeks. She's back home now, but it was dicey for a while there. There was a lot of uncertainty about if I should travel there, and it was a lot of "wait and see" but just when I was planning to go she turned the corner and rebounded. Then my sister-in-law had a hospital stay, she's also OK now thank goodness. But I think the worst was my nephew, who is only 38 years old, had a minor stoke. He's still in the hospital, but doing well. Hopefully there won't be any lasting damage. Sitting in hospitals is just so draining, and the constant worry about my family has just been exhausting. I took a sick day off from work today so I could get caught up on some things, then head back to the hospital to visit my nephew.

I haven't been paying much attention to my spending the last few weeks, but more stopping for food and gas money I'm sure.

In a previous post I talked about possibly relocating to the Northern Myrtle Beach, SC area when I retire in a few years. I'm watching the possible effects of Florence on that area and it's really frightening. I'm just not sure I could handle that threat, having to evacuate, possibly losing my home etc. I'm well north of there now, so those plans may be changing. Just not sure yet.

That's about it for me. I'll try and drop in more often again when things settle down. Hope everyone has a good weekend!

5 Responses to “Exhausted”

  1. livingalmostlarge Says:

    I hope your family recovers well. good health to you all.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    Sorry about all the health issues in your family. That's hard. As for Myrtle Beach, it is probably against the odds that such a catastrophic storm will hit again soon. You might get a deal when it is rebuilding.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    If you live on the coast, and very near the coast, you are probably going to have to evacuate for nearly all hurricanes. The land cannot handle flooding so close to sea level. My area very far inland is experience flooding and we just went through this two years ago. It's not a once in a lifetime thing unfortunately.

  4. PatientSaver Says:

    I'm so sorry about your family health issues and wish all a speedy recoverry.

    Unfortunately, global warming is here, and we'll be seeing the effects in the form of more violent weather on a regular basis now. I'm so glad we sold my dad's retirement home when we did, because much of the Jersey shore will be underwater.

    From one NJ paper: "Here's something to ponder if you have just acquired a 30-year mortgage for a beachfront property in Lavallette, Long Beach, Little Egg Harbor or a few dozen other New Jersey towns: That house is likely to be underwater by the time you pay it off."

  5. rob62521 Says:

    I am very sorry for all the stress you are under as far as health problems with family members. That is exhausting and draining on many levels. I hope you are taking care of yourself so you don't get ill.

    As for your thinking about relocating, I think most of the places are basically living under the threat of hurricanes. I don't think I could handle that, every season wondering if this would be the year I would have to evacuate and start over. Plus, you would have to have money in order to be able to evacuate and stayi somewhere else nice. A friend of ours, her sister and family had to evacuate and they have the money to rent a hotel for days while they wait to see what happened to their home. Our friend said if she were living there, she would have to go to one of the free centers herself because she would not have the money to stay in a hotel and eat out for days. Good point.

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