Well, I just completed my second week (4 days) of pulmonary rehab. It is going very well in my humble opinion (doing better than I ever thought I would this soon). This is a long weekend due to Martin Luther King day on Monday and I can use the rest BUT…. I have to keep up the walking or it will be just like starting over on Tuesday! And I don’t want that!!
I have also increased my weight from 83 to 87 pounds so that is going well also. We met with one of the Duke nutritionists this week and got some additional help with the types of foods I should be focusing on and how often I should be eating and snacking. Maybe this will help the weight increase even more rapidly.
I must say that even though I still get very short of breath I am already feeling a lot better. I can also tell that my body is getting stronger. I am hopeful that this improvement will continue.
And Charley joined the fitness center and he did his first workout today. He thinks he is going to be sore by tomorrow!! This will help him occupy the time he has to spend waiting on me to complete my rehab and lectures and it will help his health also!!
And, last but not least, thank you to all the folks who have sent such nice comments and notes of encouragement. You will never know how much we both appreciate this and how much it helps to motivate me to work hard!! Thank you so much!!!!