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Old 01-02-2016, 07:32   #1
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Gave my work notice now more committed

Well I hurt my "good" knee. This started going bad last year because I worked instead of resting the bad knee. This was the last straw so I turned in my work notice today for the end of May, which makes me more committed to me cruising plans. Now to get rid of the house and "stuff" and move to the boat to start heading South this Fall.

Just giving fair warning to all between me and my planned destinations to get out my way!
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Old 01-02-2016, 07:35   #2
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Good for you! We have four more years till we head out. A bit jealous
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Congratulations!! That is fantastic! ☺️


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Congratulations. We hope to be doing the same very soon. Maybe we'll run into you on the way south this fall. (Not literally, of course.)
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Re: Gave my work notice now more committed

I'm a year and a half behind you, seems like I have been saying a year and a half, forever.

I too have bad knees, three operations (scopes). Last one Dr. told me he wanted to be the one to replace it. It apparently is not a matter of if, just when, he couldn't tell me how long I had, he said I determined that, based on pain tolerance.
Should I continue to deal with the pain and reduced movement, as in I have limits on how far I can walk, much over a mile causes issues.
Or should I go ahead and have it replaced? I have same Medical coverage either way, so that is not the issue.
Issue other than my fear is how long does a replacement last? An I better off waiting?
Id hate to get one now, then have it worn out with me in my late 60's, I assume you heal slower then, and surely it's more invasive replacing an artificial one with another?


You going with "bad" knees?
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Old 01-02-2016, 09:16   #6
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You going with "bad" knees?
Don't know and I have at least 4 months to decide. It seems to be getting better and since I had bad experience on the one I had scoped last year I'm going to give it some time.
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Good for you Don. Bad knees are just all the more reason to go now ... don't wait. Go!

(Speaking as one who has bad ankles, back, and neck from a previous accident).
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93 days for me... but who's counting!!
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Go Sailorboy! We too are heading south this fall. House is sold and we have lived aboard since July 2014. We are moving right after the boat show">Annapolis Boat show. Lots of chores to do but nothing that will stop us from going.
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Congratulations! Just keep moving forward and day will come when you cast off.
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Congrats!!! 2 years for us!
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I am very very JEALOUS......................................of the moving aboard thing, not the bad knees part

Have a blast and good on you for getting it done!
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Great Don! Thanks for the warning.

I shall find another ocean.

The last few months at work will keep a wry smile on your face
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Congratulations, I started retirement today, getting the boat ready to head out. Have fun.
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Re: Gave my work notice now more committed

That's wonderful news. I can relate on all points. We moved aboard last March after a 3 month bottom job and have been working at the dock ever since. I have been dealing with - well I call it a "wrenched" knee since New Years Eve. I'm a pretty agile 60 and have never had any joint issues, but what with up and down the companionway(s) 100 times a day and twisting to get out of the cockpit with the dog, well, I've done it now. Am in total denial that it's anything other than a "wrench". Sigh.

But you can't wipe the grin off my face and I bet it'll be the same with you. So many dream about it and can't go, ain't we the lucky ones?
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