A lot of people must still be vacationing because there were only 8 people at rehab today. While I was walking the track doing my cool down today, I had stopped to speak with Mark who is one of the RTs, and my Pulmonologist walked by. He stopped to say and we briefly chatted. He told the RT to work me hard and laughed. Mark told him that they were cracking the whip, and he said "good."
My work out was the same as usual today with my warm up exercises, twenty minutes on the bike and twenty minutes on the Treadmill and then my cool exercises. I am in Phase two of Pulmonary Rehabilitation, and today I was given a copy of my Progress Plan for Phase two. It is as follows:
Nutrition: Limit sodium (limit canned goods & choose fresh or frozen) Follow recommended calorie intake per day (1600 - 18000 calories per day) Follow behavior modification guidelines
Exercise: Maintain exercise heart rate range (Target Heart Rate: 105-124)
Plan: Community opportunity: Mall Walking Rehab Phase three unsure (the hospital is going to try to get funding for me for rehab through the hospital, and I will be meeting with the financial adviser after the new year)
Exercise Guidelines: Exercise at least 3-5 times per week. Exercise within your target heart rate range. Report any new and unusual symptoms. Exercise for 20-30 minutes at a time. Avoid extreme weather conditions.
In the top right hand corner of the paper is an A+. I guess this means I passed. Rehab will be closed Tuesday for the New Year holiday, so I will return again to rehab in one week on Thursday.