I’m writing this on behalf of my husband
John and I are now in our mid 70’s. Married back in 1964, he trained as an Engineer and I was an Insurance Claims Clerk. We had 3 children and took a chance by moving to Africa for a few years before settling back in the UK.
He never had any time off work throughout his working life until he hit the milestone year of 60. We had been enjoying a day out with friends when he started to feel ill, Doctors discovered he had “sick-sinus”, which is a heart condition, necessitating the insertion of a pace-maker. He was soon back at work and continued up to being 65 when he retired.
We started to enjoy our retirement, travelling and enjoying Gardening, joining the local Community Centre and D-I-Y. Great-grandchildren came along and we enjoyed spending time with them.
John developed pneumonia and ended up back in hospital, he was diagnosed with Myeloproliterative disease, which is a problem with his spleen. Warfarin and regular blood tests were now part of our life. It slowed him down a little but we continued to enjoy our time together.