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Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-27-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 403
Views: 18,192
Posted By becca
Yes, my brother just got his positive today. He...

Yes, my brother just got his positive today. He is 73 yo. Eight days ago he had a temperature of 103, slight sore throat and cough, took tylenol and temperature went down. Next couple days a...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-25-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,940
Posted By becca
I did the old people shopping at 6AM this morning...

I did the old people shopping at 6AM this morning at Giant Food. There weren't many old people in the store, but there were many, many restockers. It was difficult to get your cart down an aisle...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-18-2020, 05:34 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 6,806
Posted By becca
I was already staying away from the gym (and my...

I was already staying away from the gym (and my beloved yoga classes) and my gym closed two days ago.
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-16-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 6,806
Posted By becca
my gym closed today (thankfully)

my gym closed today (thankfully)
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-16-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 64,183
Posted By becca
I had planned on getting mine after flu season,...

I had planned on getting mine after flu season, so I wouldn't confuse the reaction with a flu like illness. Well now I don't know when I will get it with the Covid-19 situation.
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-15-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,677
Posted By becca
We are scheduled to have our house painted in...

We are scheduled to have our house painted in April, inside and outside. DH decided today he is only going to have the outside done, doesn't want contractors inside if not necessary.
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-15-2020, 06:10 AM
Replies: 1,015
Views: 44,141
Posted By becca
Shortened Vacation

We had plans for our annual visit to Key West, flying, last Tuesday 3/10, staying with friends who live there. After much arguing, my husband convinced me to go...even though they were already...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 01-15-2020, 05:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,776
Posted By becca
I used imiquimod on a biopsy confirmed...

I used imiquimod on a biopsy confirmed superficial basal cell on my nose. The course of treatment if 5x week for 6 weeks. The site gets sore, crusty, scabby and pretty ugly. I had Mohs scheduled...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 12-31-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,667
Posted By becca
I donít know why I am so freaked out about this...

I donít know why I am so freaked out about this Mohs. Maybe I've been looking at too many the scary, gross pictures of forehead flaps done after mohs surgery on the nose. Dr. Google can be pretty...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 12-31-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,667
Posted By becca
Let me know how it goes

Let me know how it goes
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 12-31-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,667
Posted By becca
Basal Cell and Mohs Surgery

I am facing Mohs in a couple of weeks on my nose and just dreading it. I have done it before and it was not fun and this one might be considerably worse and require extensive reconstruction. I have...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-23-2019, 05:54 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,970
Posted By becca
It's okay to reach out to strangers in a time...

It's okay to reach out to strangers in a time like this. We are all praying for you.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-20-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,832
Posted By becca
I have not heard of electronic brachytherapy. I...

I have not heard of electronic brachytherapy. I will explore that. I am also considering using imiquimod as an alternative to the MOHS. Has anyone here had any experience with that?
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-18-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,832
Posted By becca
My dermatologist is snip happy and she has...

My dermatologist is snip happy and she has biopsied lots of places on me. That's why I took her word for it when she insisted multiple times she was not concerned about this particular spot. When I...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-18-2019, 05:40 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,832
Posted By becca
How timely, I am dealing with this right now. ...

How timely, I am dealing with this right now. Had a biopsy on my nose on Monday and was diagnosed with Superficial Basal Cell. Now I am going down the Goggle rabbit hole looking at the scary Mohs...
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-11-2019, 04:44 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,505
Posted By becca
Love this post. Congratulations.

Love this post. Congratulations.
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-03-2019, 04:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,901
Posted By becca
Do you remember the ***** days? I follow MMM and...

Do you remember the ***** days? I follow MMM and this board although I am no longer close to being an early retiree. I still look at John Greaney's Retire Early Homepage although he only posts a...
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-02-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,901
Posted By becca
DH did some part time consulting work for maybe 3...

DH did some part time consulting work for maybe 3 or 4 years after he first retired. We inherited about $700k along the way. Have always been about 75% invested in the stock market. Another biggie...
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-02-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,901
Posted By becca
our withdrawal rate is however much money we need...

our withdrawal rate is however much money we need to pay our bills in a given month. I'm sure it's less than 4% though.
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-02-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,901
Posted By becca
I know I read intercst back then!

I know I read intercst back then!
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-02-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,901
Posted By becca
Retch The Grate - I love that you have achieved...

Retch The Grate - I love that you have achieved as many retirement years as working years. And congrats on # of years married!
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-02-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,901
Posted By becca
Life is Good

Recently I feel like I have to pinch myself to make sure I'm not dreaming. We retired early, DH in 1998 at age 51 and me in 2001 at age 48. Here we are approximately 20 years later and I never...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 06-27-2019, 04:43 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,460
Posted By becca
The Wander Women....3 women (aged 60 something),...

The Wander Women....3 women (aged 60 something), hiking the AT. Started in GA in February are now in CT.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 06-21-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,129
Posted By becca
I am terrible about going to the dr. I am 66...

I am terrible about going to the dr. I am 66 female not on any medications. I tend to only go when I am in pain....had a diverticulitis attack last fall which sent me to the ER, had lots of blood...
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-22-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,524
Posted By becca
Vitamix. Bought mine at Costco about 5 years...

Vitamix. Bought mine at Costco about 5 years ago. Use it many times a week. Love it.
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