Sunday, July 8, 2012

We Get Recognized Almost Everywhere We go!!

You know what? We have been here in Chapel Hill / Durham too long!! We get recognized at the clinic, at restaurants, at grocery stores, at Walmart, etc….. almost everywhere!!! Guess that means we have been here too long. But that is okay, it is fun to be recognized! (They might all have a hard time recognizing me after I get my new lungs!!)

This past week has been a good one. I got out of the hospital on Monday afternoon, feeling pretty good about the progress made on my infection. Started back with the pulmonary rehab group on Tuesday. Did okay. Off Wednesday for the fourth so we tried to get rested up from the hospital stay (no sleep while there to speak of – constantly being waked up). Back with rehab on Thursday and Friday and I improved both days.

Still taking antibiotics and will be for almost 2 more weeks. I am also on increased steroids (prednisone) for a few more days. I hope that this will not impede my rehab progress but so far they do not seem to be having an affect.

I will be going back for a checkup and tests to make sure all is well on Friday, 7/13. My plan is to have a good report from rehab when I go. I seriously doubt that they will list me before I have finished all of these medications (the antibiotics should be finished around the 20th).

So this is where we are with my health situation. I do have to brag on Charley again though. He continues to take very good care of me and our two fur babies every day. I love him with all of my heart and soul. And it goes without saying that Cheyenne and Sadie love him dearly too!! Red heart

It would be nice if all you folks out there would add two of our new friends to your prayers. Both had their transplants recently and they are having some issues. Their names are Olin and Lonnie. Lonnie had a double lung transplant plus heart surgery. Olin had a double lung transplant. They both seem to be improving but all those prayers do help!!

Well, that gets us all caught up with the world of Sherry & Charley right now. Thank you for all the great comments you have been sending our way. Prayers, hope, and, encouragement always help keep spirits up and keep us fighting hard to accomplish what we are setting out to do. Smile


  1. Keep up the good work, Sherry, and we will keep up the prayers.

  2. So very happy for you Sherry. Our prayers are being answered! Charley is a keeper that is for sure. More prayers coming your way for continued healing and good test results.

    Prayers being said for Olin and Lonnie. Praying for compete healing and recovery.

    1. Thank you so much!! And a special thanks for Olin and Lonnie.

  3. Sherry, keep up the good work. Charley, you are an MVH (Most Valuable Husband) for sure!

  4. God bless you Charley for being the kind of husband the Lord wants you to be. Special prayers for Olin and Lonnie as well as for your continued improvement. Give those fur babies a big kiss for me.

  5. So happy to hear things are going well. My vote goes to Charley for MVH as well! Prayers are continuing your way and have now added Olin and Lonnie to that prayer list as well! God bless and keep up the good work!

  6. Here's hoping Friday the 13th turns out to be a lucky day for you and you get a great report. Good luck!

  7. So glad to hear you've made some progress. The older I get, the more I appreciate my wonderful husband. Charley is sure a great husband and you're lucky to have him.

  8. Good to hear that you are improving, Sherry. Keep up the good work. Healing thoughts are sent Olin and Lonnie's way. Keep us posted. Tell Charley he's a hero, in my eyes. It has to be comforting to have someone so strong and faithful by your side--quite a love story--you and Charley. :)

  9. that is good news! glad to hear you are moving in the right direction.
    Hugs to you, Charlie, Cheyenne and Sadie :-)

  10. Great news Sherry! We always thought Charley was a great guy...but now we know for sure!! Keep up the good work!

  11. hope this week has been a positive one! hugs!