Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Posted by Merry, Volunteer Mentor @merpreb, Nov 20, 2018

Hello- After four lung cancers over a span of 21 years I asked my pulmonologist about learning to breathe more effectively. She sent me to the local hopsital’s Pulmonary Rehab. I haven’t looked back since. Has anyone else taken a program like this?

@merpreb

@cindylb– Hi Cindy. Happy new year! I have been wondering if you have felt up to joining a pulmonary rehab group? How is your husband feeling?

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Hello Merry……..Happy New Year to you as well. My husband and I were just talking about pulmonary rehab today. We just got the results of his latest PET scan today. It's so odd (still). It's been a year now, they still don't know what type of cancer he has but they are leaning toward lung, but they have no actual proof, so still no treatment (other than the CBD/THC). Another scan in 3 months. I'm going to share on the lung cancer thread to see if there is anyone else over there with a similar experience.
My husband's COPD is pretty well managed but since we don't have numerous tests, biopsies and scans coming up in the next few months (we hope) we're going to try to fit in the rehab because it seems to help so many. At this point we're patching up any problems we can identify and trying to make him as strong and well as possible. Thanks for asking!

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@cindylb– Hip hip hooray! I say this because you are dealing with this in such a fabulous way. Tying up loose ends is a definite plus toward a great result. Are the two of you getting our an walking when the weather is good?

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@merpreb

@cindylb– Hip hip hooray! I say this because you are dealing with this in such a fabulous way. Tying up loose ends is a definite plus toward a great result. Are the two of you getting our an walking when the weather is good?

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Not much exercising or walking for either of us. For me that's a goal for this year. I used to have time for exercise and know it will make a difference for me….but it's been a long year in 2018 and a very, very long story. For my husband we have to figure out something that will work. He gardens in the summer and feels much better for the exercise and time outdoors but his COPD makes it difficult to get out in the winter months and cold AND he had a serious accident with his feet some 50+ years ago and has extreme foot pain now which they cannot treat. The peripheral neuropathy is so bad that chemo is not even recommended (should they ever figure out the cancer) and suggest that. That's why I think pulmonary rehab might be a good first step because perhaps we can figure out some tips for getting my husband moving. I work a part time job right now where I stand, walk and etc for 5 hours two times a week and because my husband's health is not good, I do all the housecleaning, chores, errands, etc….so I get a reasonable amount of exercise, but I look forward to getting back to my regular walks, swimming, etc when things (if things) quiet down.

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no thank you for the information. I will ask about program to my doctor

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@cindylb

Hello Merry……..Happy New Year to you as well. My husband and I were just talking about pulmonary rehab today. We just got the results of his latest PET scan today. It's so odd (still). It's been a year now, they still don't know what type of cancer he has but they are leaning toward lung, but they have no actual proof, so still no treatment (other than the CBD/THC). Another scan in 3 months. I'm going to share on the lung cancer thread to see if there is anyone else over there with a similar experience.
My husband's COPD is pretty well managed but since we don't have numerous tests, biopsies and scans coming up in the next few months (we hope) we're going to try to fit in the rehab because it seems to help so many. At this point we're patching up any problems we can identify and trying to make him as strong and well as possible. Thanks for asking!

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maybe this will help, call Randel @ 1- 760-676-6234 they have a cancer clinic and you can talk direct to a doctor if you wish. good luck

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