I am new here - found this site by an internet search. I have been a 'caregiver' for my husband (who is 16 years older than I) for many years.
I am getting ready to retire from full time work next week. I have mixed feelings! I'm excited at the thought of not having to get up and go to work every day, but I am also a little anxious and worried. What will retirement be like for me? My husband has chronic pain. He has had multiple surgeries and joint replacements. Most recently, he had spinal surgery last September - which was supposed to be the answer.
I thought retirement would include traveling and doing many fun things with him. Now I am thinking that I will just have more caregiving duties...