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Old 09-10-2019, 11:00 AM
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First of all, welcome. Secondly, please be more specific with your own experience and your dad’s health situation. I see this is your first and only post, so perhaps others here might be a little more open.

As for me, I didn’t have a choice. My father is long deceased from a fatal heart attack that was enabled by damage done by a childhood illness. Suffice it to say, I’ve made it beyond the age he made it to and then some so I try to keep active though I struggle to commit and quite frankly I’m starting to slow down regardless from age and stress. All I know is that my family has a history of high cholesterol and he lived a sedentary lifestyle and smoked and drank frequently. I’ve started on meds and am trying to not be so hard on myself emotionally because stress has physical effects too. Eating and drinking is something that is actually more of a social stressor as it was when I was in school and it’s hard to see my kids react to their peers just as poorly.

Long story short, if my dad were here I’d just spend time with him and not solicit advice on that’s not asked for. Instead, lead by example in his presence. Inspiration is a bigger motivation than nagging.
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