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    I am thankful for the life of my Grandfather, who just celebrated his '97th' birthday yesterday. His secret to longevity ~ he has never worried a day in his life, has always been content with a simple lifestyle, and continues to find joy and meaning into each and every day. Just a few weeks ago, he made himself a homemade apple pie from scratch. I am forever grateful for having him in my life and for all he continues to teach me.

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    Re: grandfather turns '97'

    Well, bless his heart! What a milestone and how wonderful that you've had the blessing of your grandfather for so long. My own grandfather made it to just shy of his 100th birthday. I loved to hear him talk about the old days and through his eyes, all the changes to the world he'd witnessed.

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      That is so awesome! It sure sounds like your grandfather has the right attitude to have. I try to live by "Don't sweat the small stuff", but I'm still a work in progress.

      It's so sweet to hear you talk about your grandfather. I sure do miss my grandparents.
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      Practicing bladder training and stress control (hot baths, pelvic stretching)
      Recently tried PT, do not appear to have PFD

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      Oxybutynin, Vesicare, Pyridium, Myrbetriq, Vagifem

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        Re: grandfather turns '97'

        That's so great! Please tell him Happy Birthday for me.

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          Thank you for your kind reply's. I know there is something special about this generation. We just want to hold on to them as long as we can. As the world around him is changing and growing at a faster pace, he has remained calm and content with the simple things. I am still trying to figure out how not to worry. I too, am a work in progress with 'don't sweat the small stuff'!