Although I didn't sleep well last night and had several errands to run prior to rehab, I got through rehab just fine. It saddens me a little that many people I started with are no longer there. I think some Medicare programs pay for 6 rehabs but that's all, so I don't see many of our Medicare people anymore. The gym seems to have only about half the number of people now as several weeks ago.
All went well today with my warm up and my stats were good.
For the past couple of visits, they have not changed my exercise routine, however today they did. Today I was on the bike for 14 minutes at a level of 6-7 and the Treadmill for 14 minutes at 2.2 miles per hour. They upped me to 15 minutes on the bike and the Treadmill. I"m not sure why they aren't increasing the levels on the bike or the miles per hour on the Treadmill, but I think they know what they are doing. I did tell the RT today that I felt I could do more, and so she upped me slightly.
While on the Treadmill, four of us started talking about our weight gain. We all at first lost weight but now have gained it back. Three of the four of us are on Advair, but don't know if the steroid in Advair is the reason. One man thinks it depends on how active we are on non-rehab days. This might very well be the case. Anyway, if anyone starts a rehab program or attends one, please don't stop exercising if you don't lose weight. I do know that my legs are stronger and my endurance is greater than it was prior to rehab.
I find that rehab is so mentally uplifting for me. It gets me out of the house, and it puts me with other people. I am looking forward to being able to take the Tai Chi class and also the possibility of a Better Breather's Club in my area.