I have been asked by a few people to keep you up to date.
First day at my rehab, we talked a little about why we were all there, a little about the illness and was taught how to do some exercises, which we then completed and have been asked to take a sheet home and do the exercises home over a certain amount of days, then watched part of a dvd on coping with copd which was made by people with the illness and health workers. I have found it on the BLF website and i have ordered it.
Yesterday, the second week of the course, we were asked how we got on with the exercises at home, went through the exercises and a few extra (at our own paces), then we talked at length about the medication we are all on, which certainly was an eye opener as the doctors never really explain in great depth what the medication is and the best way to use it and how many times you are able to use it. We also went into depth on the illness, what causes it, they effects of it in the body as well as the visble effects which we have, though others dont have. The whole time, anyone can ask questions that we havent been able to get to ask our doctors. We had our oxygen levels taken. We did start talking about how to recognise your own body for signs of whether you have an infection or not, i was asked if i had picked up an infection, i said that i wasnt sure, we will cover more of that next week, as we overran our time yesterday, 2 hours certainly goes fast.
I will post again after my next week's rehab for you all.