I had some errands to do this morning and ran longer than expected, so I slid into Pulmonary Rehab this morning just in the nick of time
My stats were good and my warm up walk and exercises went well. I always try to do the bike first since it is harder for me, but today all the bikes were in use, so I walked the Treadmill first. I walked for 18 minutes at 2.4 miles per hour. That went well, and I was able to catch up on the news by watching the overhead TV while walking.
The bike was next, and I really had to push myself toward the end. I completed it and rode the bike for 18 minutes at a level of 6-7. I was tired but glad that I had been able to do 18 minutes on both machines.
My final stats were taken, and they were good. I'm glad because Tuesday my oxygen level was lower than usual, but today it was back to normal.
I took the print outs of "Sick Lungs Don't Show" and also "Around The Clock With COPD" to one of the ladies in my group. She had to quit her bike exercises early today. She said she just gave out. She has both pulmonary fibrosis and copd. She really appreciated the print outs since she doesn't know how to use a computer. I'm going to look around for other information for her also which would be beneficial.
I have mentioned to many people at rehab that I am a member of a copd online support group and told them how helpful it has been for me. I have not yet run into anyone who says they are a member also of an online support group. Most of the women say they don't use a computer or have one. That surprised me, but I will be glad to give them any information I can that might be helpful.
No word yet as to whether or not we are going to be able to get together a Better Breather's Club. They are still working on it. I hope so. That would be good for everyone.
Next week is Thanksgiving, so I will be attending rehab Tuesday but not Thursday since that is a holiday. I will post my Tuesday rehab as usual. I'm going to have to make myself get out and walk after Tuesday because I don't want to go a whole week without walking and exercising. So, I will do it on my own. Also, this time of the year when many of us celebrate and have big dinners and more desserts, it's easy to gain weight, so for me, it's especially important to exercise not only for strength and endurance but for weight issues also.