It was a quiet day at rehab today without as many people in attendance. This Thursday is Thanksgiving for us, and many people are traveling or have family coming in for the week.
I am sure my rehab notes are very redundant, but that's the way they do things. Every pulmonary rehabilitation class lasts no longer than one hour, so once a person can do 20 minutes on both the Treadmill and the Bike, and when you include the warm up exercises and cool down exercises with stats taken, that takes up the hour.
Today my stats were good, and my warm up walk of two times around the track and exercises went well. I rode the bike for 18 minutes at a level of 6-7 and walked on the Treadmill for 18 minutes at 2.4 miles per hour.
I did my cool down exercises, and my stats were taken. I have noticed, and so have the Rt's, that my oxygen level is fine after rehab but it takes me longer than most to get my pulse rate down to what they want. Normally, I just sit a little longer than the others, and it always goes down. I weighed in today at 173 on the dot.
Being a smaller group today gave us the opportunity to talk more with each other. I now know that one lady and I see the same doctor, and she talked on and on about how nice the doctor's nurse is. The nurse happens to be one of my best friends since the latter 1970's...so it is a small world after all. We all found out what each other was doing for Thanksgiving and general chit chat. This must be a popular time for the RT's to take off being a holiday, and they were short staffed today. It was no problem though for us, and it gave us a chance to talk.
Thursday is a holiday, so rehab will be closed. The RT's previously gave out several flyers. One I already posted, and I have another one entitled "Tips for Surviving the Holidays." It is not lengthy, and I will post it another day.
I feel I am doing well and would be able to do more easily if I could lose some weight. Their weight goal for me is 158 pounds, so I have some work to do on my weight.