I had planned to work until I died, just taper down.
But I was getting tired, so I decided to retire at 80.
I have a very small practice, so I do all my paper work. One day I spent 30 minutes on the phone to Presbyterian Health Insurance, and got nowhere at all. I decided that was enough; I’ m retiring Dec 20. Sad about it, but also relieved.
With ADD or ADHD we are not good with patience, nor with details of paper work.
Last week, I was on the phone with Medicare, who had dropped me because they mishandled a form I was required to send them. With my ADD, I struggled with that form, but on the third try, the Medicare lady confirmed that I’d done it right. Then I got a letter saying they didn’t have it, but I called and they confirmed I was OK. Then they dropped me.
I retire Dec. 20; it was the right decision.
None the less, we do need national health care, like the civilized countries have.