Sunday, June 3, 2012

Our First Week of June

We are still here in Chapel Hill, NC struggling to get back to the fitness center to work out. I cannot even get one lap of walking in without stopping for a long rest due to my extreme shortness of breath!! And walking is the most important exercise for me to do well…..

Talked to our coordinator about this and that I suspect that the antibiotics did not completely clear up the pneumonia and fluid in my right lung. So I have an appointment tomorrow morning to get all checked out and see what is wrong. After we get this figured out the goal continues to be to gain the last 3 pounds that I need to gain and get back to exercising 3-5 days per week.

When I reach the weight goal of 105 our hope is that I will be placed on the list for a double transplant. We will continue to keep our blog updated weekly, but if we should get listed mid-week, you can bet that we will let you all know right away!!

Our two oldest grandchildren successfully finished up another school year this week. Both of our children and their families are going to the beach together next Saturday for a full week. We know that they will have a grand time. Wish we could be there with them but, what we are doing is more important right now. We will have lots of time to join them later for this!!

Stay tuned for additional updates, hopefully coming soon!!

22 comments:

  1. Jim is learning what it's like to be a little short of breath and neither of us can imagine how hard it must be for you. Thanks for the update and lots of prayers and hugs being sent your way.

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  2. You can bet we will stay tuned,,,,,,hang in there and keep on pulling and next time you will be in on the fun with family...... we will keep the prayers coming....

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    1. Sherry, you are one tough cookie!!! You are in my prayers; hang in there, girlfriend.

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  3. Eat cake! Drink shakes! Eat tons of ice cream! Just kidding, a feeble attempt at a little humor...I know you are doing everything you can to gain weight. Wish I could give some of my "pudge" to you! It takes a lot of courage to fight for your health, that's for sure. Eldy and I are in admiration of your guts and determination! Prayers to you and Charlie....

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  4. Oh my...I didn't expect the news about the antibiotics. I was hoping I would read that you were jogging around the track. OKay...get back to the doctor and turn it over to God.

    Three more pounds is wonderful news though. Your clothes still fitting you?

    Looking forward to a great positive blog next week!

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    1. Thank you!! No, most of my pants no longer fit well. Only my yoga pants still work but that is okay. Don't worry, I am planning on going shopping as soon as I know what size I am going to be!! :)

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  5. I was hoping to hear the pneumonia was all gone and you were back to regular exercise. Glad to hear you are going back to the Dr. Will continue to keep you in our prayer.

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  6. We're certain the day you are listed for the double transplant can't come soon enough for you. Get well, work hard and it will happen sooner than later. Take care.

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  7. Okay, I'm sure 3 lbs sounds like 300 to you, but it isn't. Maybe another round of antibiotics will get you to your goal and you'll be on your way to good health. You and Charley are in my thoughts.

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  8. We continue to pray for you two. God is so good, he will take care of you. I imagine that when you need to buy larger clothes there will be a huge celebration....I, for one, will be celebrating with you.

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  9. Just 3 more lbs and you'll be there -- YAY!!! Maybe you just need another round of antibiotics to totally knock out the pneumonia. We are still praying for you & Charley. Hang in there and soon this will all be a memory. God bless!

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  10. Sherry,
    Hoping that last 48ozs(3LBs)comes soon. I look forward to your updates and like so many appriciate your courage.

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  11. Hope you can kick that last bit of pneumonia soon and get back on track to gaining the last 3lbs. Take care.

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  12. I imagine by now you've had that dr appointment and I hope they found out what the problem was. Hopefully something they can fix quickly so you can get on with the business of getting well, gaining 3 more pounds and then having that transplant! Hang in there...

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    1. Thank you! I weighed 103.1 pounds today at the doctor's office. He has put me on a prednisone step down for the next couple of weeks to try to strengthen my lungs. And he is recommending that I be listed to the transplant committee tomorrow. So we hope that good news is on the way!!

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  13. Elizabeth CutterJune 4, 2012 at 9:51 PM

    Hi Sharon! I'm thinking about you and sending good thoughts your way!

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  14. My prayers are with you that all goes well and soon you'll be able to get that transplant you need. Come spend a month with me and I'll have 3+ pounds on you in no time ☺ Take care
    {{{HUGS}}}
    Donna

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  15. Wilma and I are sending our prayers up for you. Get well and keep us posted with your blog.

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  16. Sherry,

    You are in our thoughts and prayers. It's been an incredible struggle for you, but we know you will get there soon. Big Hugs to you and Charley!

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  17. hang in there Sharon! you have a lot of love coming your way with lots of prayers

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