Post Number: 4
|Posted on Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - 02:49 am: ||
Hi everyone, this is Dottie.
I just wanted to say hello and how share how much i have been enjoying reading some of the stories and "motivation" and "determination" here among your words. I have posted me story finally and hope to come by a couple times a week at least to share and hopefully motivate. "when you give, you receive"
I know exercise, "moving" played a huge role in allowing me to "live with CF" long enough to receive a successful lung transplant almost 15 years ago and kept me alive once again when i needed a kidney transplant receiving that in 2002. If I could share a couple things it would be;
1. Just Do Something-it is not a competition and whatever it is you do, you are doing more than the person choosing to sit on the couch and not do anything-i don't care if it is walking 1 flight of stairs one day instead of taking the elevator for 4(take it for 3) or, doing 2 minutes on the treadmill at a time (some days while waiting for my lungs that is what i did!) the point is you are choosing to move and fight to be healthy, stay healthy. It is power. I am proud of you, (be proud of yourself) for even the littlest things for they turn into larger ones, I promise.
2. *When I thanked my lung transplant surgeon for saving my life after waking up from an induced coma 2 days after my transplant where my heart stopped 2 x on the table i thanked him for saving my life. he looked at me and said "I didn't save your life, you did by keeping yourself in the shape you did" I knew at that moment everything that i did, every tear I shed and pain I went through by pushing myself was worth it and everything i would do to continue to have the ability to live my life in an exceptional manner would be also. I knew exercise, being an ATHLETE would forever be a part of my life-just as important as my daily medicine I swallow. I also knew that day that we both saved my life along with a very special donor and family.
NEVER forget the power you hold inside yourself at any time in your life.
Thanks for letting me share, God Bless you all