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Old 09-08-2019, 04:03 AM
 
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get as many colds when I retire! Honestly, just returned to work and I have a cold
I'm eligible to retire early 2020 but if I go, it'll be in June. Just want to look forward to not getting as sick, among other things


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Old 09-08-2019, 05:12 AM
 
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Iíve been retired 3 years and have had ONE cold. So happy.
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I am heading into my third year of retirement. Iíve had one, maybe two colds and they were short and mild.
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You will be well most of the time
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When I was teaching toward the end of my career I had 5 to 8 respiratory/sinus infections every school year between September through March. My doctor suggested early retirement. So I retired at 60 instead of 64. In the past three years I have had a total of 5 infections. The first two years I had two each. This past year I only had one. Not being in that germ factory of a classroom (sad but true) makes a big difference.
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Old 09-08-2019, 10:33 AM
 
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Havenít been sick 1 day since I retired 4 years ago. I hardly ever got sick while teaching though. I washed my hands a lot (every time I touched any of the studentsí papers, picked up pencils, etc.) and I never touched my face.


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Old 09-08-2019, 11:11 AM
 
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I have had one cold since retiring three and a half years ago. You will love not being around all the germs that kids carry when you retire.

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Old 09-08-2019, 12:09 PM
 
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No colds or flu in 3 years of retirement and 2 years of volunteering in an elementary school.
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Old 09-08-2019, 01:12 PM
 
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had two or three colds in my six years of retirement - none have been very bad.
I've noticed way less scratchy throats and all the other ailments that go along with being around children.
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Thanks everyone, I feel better already
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I am starting my 5th year
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of retirement and have not had one cold or any stomach virus or other icky illness. I always had one or two every year while I taught kids age 3-7.


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Even Being Sick is Easier!
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But even if/when you do get sick, you can actually take care of yourself! No more debating with yourself if you're really sick enough to stay home or "I should just go and make it through the day." No more scribbling lesson plans for a sub you may not know, correcting papers anyway at home, looking at the clock and wondering "what are they doing now," contacting the secretary if you'll be back or not, and dreading what's waiting for you when you get back. And less stress means you'll feel better sooner!
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Old 09-09-2019, 03:58 AM
 
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Being sick when you're retired is not that bad. Not having to write sub plans is a major benefit.
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