Today was a fun day at rehab. We rarely get any snow where I live, and we had a light dusting of snow last night. Everyone, including myself, spent the evening just watching it. It was pretty. However, this morning it was pouring rain...a cold rain and there were only 8 people in my group at rehab today. It was nice though, and everyone was in a good mood and joking around.
I decided to do my normal 20 minutes on the bike and treadmill today instead of upping it to 25 since I arrived a bit late. We always have two Televisions on to watch while we exercise, but today only one was working, so the RT's turned on the radio. They turned to a station which play Oldies type of music and Beach music and things like that.
As we peddled our bikes, we all started moving our hands and arms to the beat of the music and had a good laugh. The funny part came when we all got on the treadmills and set our speeds up and down based on the beat of the music. The RT's didn't seem to mind as long as we didn't set it too high or hurt ourselves. They didn't want us to fall!! It was a fun day in many ways. One of the ladies who started rehab with me is down to one more visit, and she will be finished. I don't think she plans to have more rehab right now. Her insurance won't pay for more. I will miss seeing her and hope we can stay in touch. Maybe she will attend a Better Breather's Club meeting.
I found out that one man whom I haven't seen in several weeks had surgery on his shoulder, and that is why he hasn't been at rehab. No one tells us why people aren't there, and we have to ask. So, I'm glad to know he is alright and will be returning once he heals from surgery.
Since everyone was being a little silly today, as I did my first walk around the track to cool down, I did sort of dance my way slowly around the track. Others did the same. Some of us just can't dance, but that didn't matter...it was just fun.
Between the exercise, the dancing and the laughing, I was a tired lady when I got home. I did some slow stretches before having a bite to eat. When I am finished with rehab at the hospital, I will definitely miss it and also all the nice people I have met and the new friends I have made.
One of the RT's had a good suggestion as to what to do for exercise on bad weather days when it is difficult to get out and drive. After our fun day....her suggestion was to dance around the house...slowly. I have done that before, and I found it to be enjoyable. No one can see me, so it doesn't matter if I look silly.