I think she (we) will do fine. Mom's major problem at this point is that she is somewhat in denial about COPD.
She still believes that her whole hospital episode was due mainly to the severe anemia....
I think the educational/classes part of the rehab will be as beneficial to her as the physical exercising. I know that I will be interested in the class part. Hopefully, I'll get to go to more than just the first day.
Alynn, I was able (encouraged) to go to all the sessions with my hubby. I learned a hugh amount and was able to talk to other care givers while he was excercising. It may have been his rehab but it sure helped me as well! Hope its the same where you are.
Sounds like a good plan. I think she will like it.
When I was first dx'd, I was in bad shape. I almost died and was way out of condition. Then I was afraid to drive. I couldn't breath and so I couldn't see how I could drive. I was always someone that liked driving. My car was my security blanket. To this day I just hate what it has come to. I ultimately ended up more dependent.
Anyway, I finally drove the car back then. My new rehab friends (5 years ago and still going) told me there was nothing to it as long as I drove before. I thought it took breathing to drive, I guess. Sounds silly but what I thought. No problem. No effort to driving. Except Be Alert!!
Now to ease my anxiety of getting car trouble I have a cell phone and since I use o2, the car has extras if I need them. Eventually she will probably be fine and especially as she understands her disease better.\