After attending Pulmonary Rehab which I must say is great,it certainly did me alot of good,aswell as helping healthwise I made new friends some of us decided when our rehab course finished we would meet every week for a coffee,tea etc then chat about anything.
We have now been meeting every Wednesday for six months,we talk about our illness,if anyone or more is feeling a bit down the rest of us will do our best to cheer them up,we tell jokes,have a laugh etc,we have also booked to go out for Christmas lunch on 5th Dec together,there are only four of us plus one Husband and one Wife we would always welcome anyone else if they wanted to join us,we all live round about Thirsk and Northallerton,North Yorkshire so we meet at a garden centre with coffee shop at Thirsk one Wed then Garden Centre with coffee shop at Northallerton the other Wednesday,we feel its great beause once PR had finished we started to think we would go back to being on our own again,some have Hubby`s or Wife`s,but it can be lonely not being able to chat to someone about our illness`s,we are there at the end of the phone if anyone is of us is not feeling to good.
I`m writing this mainly to give others who may live close enough to each other to start something simler in their area,it would be a great thought if there were lots of groups all over Great Britain and at some point we arrange for all the groups to meet up somewhere.
Don`t just think about it lets do it !!!!!
Sorry for spelling mistakes !!.
All the Best to All