Monday, February 27, 2012

Quick Update for the Week

Not much to report on for this week. I completed 4 more days of rehab at the Duke Fitness Center. Missed Friday due to not feeling well but all better now.

Saturday morning Charley apparently stepped wrong and has thrown his back out. Needless to say we have been taking it very easy to try and give it a chance to improve/heal. And it seems to be getting better but we are not there yet.

We will be getting back to rehab today and hope to have a great week with goals of continuing to improve my statistics.

Wanted to share a new picture of our children, grandchildren and grand fur babies. So proud of all of them!!

Family Pictures 2011 (1)

Hope you all have a great week. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Our Weekly Update

Our update for this past week is a little late! We did not get home until yesterday and we were so tired that we did not do anything!!

We were back  in SC for Charley’s Dad’s 95th birthday celebration on Saturday and we also spent some time with my Mom. Charley’s brother and his wife put together a very nice celebration and a lot of people in the family contributed food, pictures and help to make it a huge success. Most of the credit goes to Charley’s brother, Bob, and wife, Betty. Great job!! There must have been at least 250 folks there, a combination of family and friends (and Charley’s Dad has a lot of friends).

He joined the Walhalla fire department in 1944 as a volunteer and was hired as the  fire chief in 1961. He retired from this position in 1982. He did a lot of other things in his lifetime that I will not go into here. Suffice it to say that he led a very busy life up to and long after his retirement from the work world.

Last night we got about 1 1/2 inches of snow here in Chapel Hill. Durham only got about 1/2 inch. The fur babies were not impressed.

I took the day off from graduate rehab on Friday but I had a very good 4 days of exercise Monday through Thursday. Was back at it today even though I was still a little worn out from our weekend trip.

Hope you all have a good week. Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

I Have Graduated!!

I graduated from my 23 day pulmonary rehab program yesterday. Received a diploma and everything!! I must say I am very proud of myself because I never thought I would be able to do this and be totally successful.

Starting Monday I will begin the graduate program at Duke’s fitness center and will be doing this until at least March 7 or 8. Could be longer depending on what they tell us during my appointments on March 7.

Charley and I will be able to exercise together starting Monday for all but the floor exercise. That will still be an organized session. I will be on my own for the others (weights, bike and walking).

We are planning a nice, relaxing weekend. The hardest thing we are planning to do is cook.

We hope that you all have a wonderful weekend too. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

20 Days Down - 3 to go

Completed 5 full days of rehab on Friday. Did very well on improving all of my statistics on walking, the bike and weights. The therapists all complimented me this week on my progress. Made me feel good (just like all those nice comments from you bloggers out there)!!

I think that I only have 3 more days to get through in order to complete my 23 day requirement. Then I will move on to a graduate program to see how much more I can improve. Charley and I should be able to work out together some during the graduate program.

We have been trying to get caught up on a few things this weekend that we have been slack about lately. Pretty successful so far in getting some of those behind us. Otherwise just relaxing ad resting up for another week of activity.

The weather today here in Chapel Hill is dreary, cold and rainy. So a nice day to stay inside anyway!!

Everybody stay safe out there!! Will update again in a few days.