I am planning my care, resources for help, and how I can best maintain independent living. I have in-law family members who care for me and the extended help I get from the VA. I am a veteran and worked for the VA for 10+ years.
The sad part for me is I still feel fairly young I was just 68 this year. On the happier side there is at least some hope that quality of life and the years extended possibly.
Looking at it from here, your support net sounds very good; financially you have the huge plus of the VA, which you've earned and deserve to really lessen the financial burden. Thank you from the heart for your service.
If you can stick to the happier side, and keep up your nutrition and some mild activity, you'll be doing very good things for yourself.
I don't know if you're spiritual or religious, and I'm neither asking nor urging, but support on that front if you are, can contribute to your wellbeing as well.
Also, maintain good contact with your treatment team...if you're feeling down, or issues like pain aren't being adequately addressed, don't hesitate to speak up. Those are major quality of life issues, and your Doctors will want to help.