October 14, 2016

I have been home from West Park for a month and most of a day. Unfortunately I came home with pneumonia although I didn’t know that until my family doctor received a report from West Park. After the pneumonia I got a wicked thrush infection from the antibiotics and I am still babying a boil that came from I don’t know where. Aside from getting infected while at West Park it was an excellent experience and I learned a great deal from dedicated staff, other patients as well as seeing myself in a different light. I urge anyone with COPD to go to the nearest live in rehab facility. If you can’t do that at least follow and practice the exercises on the internet. I like this 27 minute long demo from the Burke Institute - youtube.com/COPDexercise - and do it every day. I also wear a fitbit and count my steps. Anyone out there with COPD? I would love to hear from you and any advice you may have.

1 comment:

Joared said...

I enjoyed reading about your experiences and observations about the experience of being in a rehab center since I last provided services in such settings until recent years. Sounds like you made the most of your time there which is wise. Really important you're continuing to practice what you learned there. Am sure there must be a multitude of people with COPD so perhaps some will eventually find their way to your blog.