COPD: pulmonary rehabilitation program

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Have you ever followed a pulmonary rehabilitation program? Have you ever heard of it?

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Beginning of the discussion - 12/06/2015

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In fact yes! I followed a rehabilitation program in a pulmary center for 5 weeks. I loved the atmosphere and the medical assistance. The trick is to invest yourself as much as possible. The days consist of respiratory gym sessions and also muscle reinforcements, walking, a session where you learn how to follow a proper diet and also they teach you of how to be aware of yourself and have as much autonomy as possible..... I admit that it gave me strength and courage to return to my home with confidence. I would recommend this experience to anyone wishing a dynamic and responsible management.

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I went to pulmonary rehab at the local hospital and felt bad as i was the youngest person there everyone was eldery i was in my 40s and we sat on a chair and moved a stick from side to side for excersise got on an  bike for 2 mins, i personally could have done more, but i think it was a teaching thing, that if you can it is important to be mobile and use your muscles and do what you can when you can, i am one of the lucky ones and can do a lot more than the rehab was offering me at the time, I have aids in my home but move about it as best as i can and do ok. A lot of having COPD is down to common sense also and do what you can and push yourself a little but not to much and sit down when needed.

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I did the pulmonary rehab programme with Solent Trust. It made an amazing difference in my confidence to do things, and it gave me a greater understanding of how to get the most out of life whilst managing my copd. Following the 6 week programme I was given the option to join what we call the maintenance group. This group consists of people doing the same type of exercises on a once a week basis. Most importantly it gave us the chance to be sociable and we can help one another, and help new members to cope and manage. I am sure that it was pulmonary rehab and the maintenance group that keeps me moderately healthy, no chest infection or exacerbation for 30 months now.

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I'm actually in the middle of my pulmonary rehabilitation at the moment, I am finding it very beneficial to me, hard work and exhausting but I'm really enjoying it, I'm much fitter than I was and my breathing feels slightly better, I was put on this programme after suffering type 2 respiratory failure, I was rushed to hospital where I was diagnosed with emphasema, I also had pneumonia, I was in hospital for 10 days, I have never been so scared in my whole life and I'm lucky to be alive today. If it wasn't for my son phoning for an ambulance I wouldn't be here today, the medical team at my local hospital were amazing, I've been given a second chance in life and I'm doing all I can to make my life better, I quit smoking 10 months ago I'm eating more healthier and exercising every day, I hate having this disease but I'm learning to deal with it, I wish you all well

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Did pulmonary rehab last year with Norfolk Community Health and Social Care. Absolutely excellent with lovely staff. I'm stuck in a wheelchair but they found me effective excercises. Shame it's time limited. We could obviously benefit from a continuous programme but it must be down to resources.

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Solent Trust in Portsmouth run a maintenance class after the six week programme. There is a core group of about 30 regular participants. A combination of exercises and social after. The group pay to hire the hall, but the physios do it as part of their ongoing care to their patients. 

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Never heard of it is this is a private medical centre how much does it cost and who do you contact for this service Regards to you all John Hanson

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Pulmonary rehab is available through your GP. Ask your GP to give you a referal to your local rehab team. There should be no cost to you. Move often, breath easy. 

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