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.
Posted by Betty Bishop at 3:32 pm