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Mentally strong like a Navy SEAL

September 12, 2012

This week was the start of my physical therapy program in the treadmill room at the transplant clinic.

1.5 hours 3 days a week.

I felt like an inner tube with the air let out.  All floppy with no tone.

I guess I don’t get to sit around and wait for a lung, the program is designed to  prepare the body for the transplant by getting me as fit and ready as possible.

Let’s hear it for 16 minutes on the treadmill at 1mph!!  Woot! Woot!

I am picking the mantra, “I am Strong” for my mental relaxation.  Inspired by all the kind thoughts that everyone has expressed on my blog.  It truly is a boost to have that type of support.  I’m overwhelmed with emotion from everyone’s encouragement.

I promise to be strong!

While we were in hospital this last weekend waiting for some tests results I took a walk with the ‘walker’ they had available on that floor.  I think it was left over from painter’s scaffolding.  It was very medieval.  This is my starting point!


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  1. Dan & Julia permalink

    Eric & Susan told us about your blog and we are following it. Your grace under fire is impressive. I know Scott is proud of you and Wally and Angus too. We are thinking of you both.

  2. Sara Sahr permalink

    Keep up the good work Pam!!! You got that treadmill xoxo

  3. You are one of the strongest women I know. You got this!

  4. Kay Jackson permalink

    With this conditioning on top of your inner strength and determination, I predict the end result will be that you’ll be kicking Navy Seals butts!

  5. Lynn Reist permalink

    Pam, thanks for sharing your amazing experiences! You sure have courage and determination, and we’re all with you one step at a time.

  6. Bill Giggie permalink

    Don’t let Pitts see that walker he’ll take it and convert it to an end table or something.
    Keep up the good work Pam

  7. merrill permalink

    P. You are strong, courageous, funny, beautiful inside and out and ok, a bit stubborn sometimes:)
    We are here to be your leaning posts, encouragement, coaches, cooks, dog walkers, you name it and we are here for you!
    with love & light
    Merrill xoxoxo

  8. Mike Fallows permalink

    By the time to get through all of this you’re going to be in the best shape of your life.

    • pam permalink

      I at least need to be able to pull a 30 lb trout into the boat!

  9. Bob Stroh permalink

    Sounds like you have made it to the base of the mountain and now you have to climb it.

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