It was an excellent day at rehab, and I did work hard since I wasn't able to attend last Thursday. There was a large crowd of people there today, and my warm up walk and exercises went well, and my stats were fine.
The RT decided to up me to 20 minutes today, and that was fine with me. I was on the bike for 20 minutes at a level of 6-7. I didn't notice much difference since I did 19 minutes the last time. Going slowly and increasing my exercise time and levels slowly have made it easier for me to always be successful in reaching my goals as they increase. I'm very glad they do it this way. I don't get frustrated nor physically worn out nor have I ever been sore or exhausted. I've been tired, but never have I felt as though I overdid it at rehab.
I walked the Treadmill for 20 minutes at 2.4 miles per hour. I assume that after a time or two of walking for 20 minutes, they probably will increase the incline of the TM. I didn't have any problem walking the 20 minutes. Also, my shortness of breath was much better today than it has been the last two or so times.
They did not weight me today, but when they do, I will post it. After my cool down walk and exercises, my stats were taken, and they were fine. The RT handed me some forms and asked if I would come early Thursday. It is time for them to do an evaluation of me, and for me to say what I think of the program and how I think I am doing. I believe this is a 36 session program, and since they count the Interview, the pulmo classes and Orientation, I believe that totals at least 29 sessions so far. Whatever the case may be, I don't have many more to attend and will finish sometime in January with my rehab.
Thursday, I will post what the evaluation entailed. I felt good today and definitely can tell that my endurance level is much higher now than it was when I first began pulmonary rehab, and I my recovery time is much faster now than before. This has been a wonderful program for me both physically and mentally. I hope when completed that I will be given a maintenance program to do at home.