Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Duke’s Fitness Center

I love this place. These folks, all of those associated with Duke Medical Center, are just great people to work with and they really seem to care about all of the patients.

We met with the folks at the Fitness Center yesterday, went back through all the particulars for while I am there and what my options will be for after these 23 sessions. Yes, this round is 23 sessions and they started today. I could have started yesterday but decided to wait.

We had to do stretches, walk on the indoor track, ride the stationary bike and work on the weight machines. I also attended a lecture today and there will be others during the days that my 23 sessions occur. I managed to complete everything that they had planned for me and did it successfully!! I was so proud (and to be honest – very surprised!!).

I will be going to rehab daily until my 23 sessions are completed. They will start at 12:30 and end at 3:30. Lectures will also take place in the 11:30 – 12:30 or 3:30 – 4:30 slot. Charley will also be going to a few lectures that are scheduled for the caregivers during the same timeframes.

So everything has gotten off to a good start. I suspect I will be very sore in the coming days but I will work that out!! Wish me luck!!


  1. We have and will continue to keep you in our prayers, Sherry! We are so happy that you like Duke. We are sure they will treat you as a very special patient! Keep up the great work.

  2. I've been very impressed for the most part with Duke as well. We will definitely be praying for you in this journey! God bless.

  3. We want to add our names to those who are praying for you (and Charley too) Glad you are at Duke. I have never been there as a patient, but visited with friends there when I took a trip back East.
    betty and joe

  4. Praying that all goes well with you thoughout this journey. Sounds like you are off to a great start.

  5. Good luck and remember to eat lots of chocolate cake and ice cream to get your weight up. That part of your program I could handle with ease but the exercise might not be as easy for me!

  6. Our very best to you AND Charley as this journey begins. You're in our thoughts and prayers!