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LindaOH

  132 months ago

What's been your biggest challenge in 2010?
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Mine has been adjusting to losing my job Christmas Eve of 2009 after 15 years with a company that went bankrupt, not being able to find work, dealing with the discrimination against older workers (especially in this type of job market), applying for and receiving disability from Social Security...I had been told that there was no way Social Security would approve my application the first time around; but in July I found out that I had been approved 6/1/10. That actually took a big load off my shoulders; but I also was having trouble adjusting to the fact that I wasn't going to be working again, I wouldn't have any more achievements or recognition for my efforts; and I wouldn't be challenged.
What ended up happening was that by doing surveys, posting polls and topics, writing reviews, meeting people from all over the world, all of a sudden I had friends, I had challenges; and I felt like I was doing something worthwhile.
Now my biggest challenge is that I can't get around and do the things that need to be done; and my husband needs knee surgery. We're not sure yet how that's all going to pan out. I need surgery; but I'm on a high-risk, expensive, low coverage medical insurance. I must somehow wait until June of 2012 when I can go on Medicare; but my condition keeps getting worse and worse. That's what I'm dealing with right now. I'm sure there are thousands out there with much bigger things to deal with. What are you dealing with?
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snickers440

  131 months ago
Getting through the first year without my mom who passed away in Sept. Christmas has been very hard on me.
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guest

  131 months ago
THe economy has wrecked havoc on my business. Just staying afloat has been a real challenge
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PJ5

  131 months ago
I really have not had any really huge challenges this year.
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Cookielady931279

  132 months ago
Fortunately, I've not had any health problems - just money ones! I'm torn between leaving the three part-time jobs which I absolutely love in order to look for something which will provide or allow me to buy into health insurance. I currently purchase my own, but my deductible keeps going up as well as my premium. I've put off having some tests which are recommended for people my age due to the fact that I'm not having symptoms of anything and I'd actually have to take out a loan to have two screening tests done!
I had always paid off my credit cards every month - I HATE to pay interest on purchases! This year, for the first time in my life, I'm carrying a balance on two cards. While the amounts aren't huge, I still don't like it! I should be all caught up in a couple of months - as long as my health insurance premium doesn't rise again!
Really, I have nothing to complain about - compared to the very real problems of some other people, I'm very lucky.
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terri102066

  132 months ago
I am also dealing with losing my job- I was laid off in May 2010! I always had a job all my life! I have been looking but I cannot find anything!
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LindaOH

  132 months ago
Oh, don't feel bad for me, although I appreciate your feedback...I'm just telling you my story and hoping that you'll tell me yours! I wish all of you a better 2011!
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colt131

  132 months ago
Not nearly as much as you. Hang in there! I too am out of work, but happier than I have ever been. It gave me a chance to re-evaluate my life, and I have cut back from 2 Advil a day to one a week.
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darkangel8

  132 months ago
mine has been something but too personal to put on here hun x
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