Dear BLF friends,
Took my friend and her daughter out yesterday. She was a joy, laughing out loud on that bike.
Third day antibiotics and respiratory physio.
It is really useful when you have a chest infection.
I thought I would share that with you.
On top of pressing on the chest when you inhale and exhale 5 times each side and on the lower lung, diaphragm level (same breathing exercise) what is new this time since he read the last xray report, where I have a pleural thickening is that he tilts over the shoulder collarbone back and forth when I breathe 5 times each side, that is useful, also when I lay on my side, he presses over the ribs and that works straight away.
I mean you can do the exercises by yourself but not the pressing so I honestly don’t think I could have got rid of this one by myself, I would have ended up with another pleurisy.
I was supposed to do 10 times each side but I have never made it. Of course you do huff and cough and he lets you rest in between. It takes 30 minutes.
I have to take paracetamol although he is not pressing that hard but with an inflamed ribcage I think I am sensitive, never mind my broken vertebrae.