That's it. All done. The counter reached zero. I'm retired. Today I'm working on my social security disability (SSDI) application. That is step 2. Step 1 was retirement. Multiple Myeloma is an automatic qualifier for SSDI. Nonetheless the on line application sure does ask for a lot of information.
My last days at work were good. I wrapped up what I could wrap up. I said goodbye to people, although I worry I missed a few folks. I'm thinking perhaps there is some kind of thank you that I can leave in the lobby of our..check that.. my old building.
Yesterday rummaging through a pile shoes for my last day, I somehow tweaked my left hamstring. The darn thing felt like it snapped and almost took me down to my knees. Feeling a bit better today. Of course, my first thought was that it figures as soon as I retire to maximize feeling good that my body starts to give out. Oddly the day before while sitting at my...old..desk my work id/lanyard broke. Curious timing.
It hit me last night and continues to hit me today that I'm done. Very odd feeling.
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