Have any of you who are in Pulmonary rehabilitation (or have already been) participated in harmonica therapy as part of your program? If you did do you think it was helpful?
I’m just beginning pulmonary therapy but it’s too hard as it’s mandatory to wear mask !! Breathing is difficult but mask makes it that much harder. Do you need to wear mask
What exactly is Pulmonary Rehab? Is this something that must be prescribed by your pulmonary doctor? Is it covered by insurance?
Thanks for any information....I'm gathering data before my next appointment which is on Monday:}
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Oxygen is not being considered by public health respiroligist because it can be addictive but morphine is to trick brain that I am not feeling very short of breath. I can walk comfortably for 4- 5 minutes, blood oxygen is usually 95- 96 at rest, but drops into mid to low 80's when walk further or doing housework.
Hello: I've been getting CT scans for about 6 years to rule out hereditary lung cancer (paternal side of family). All scans have come back no issues annually. This week however, my ct scan results showed this "background emphysematous change"; then my doctor added the note "CT Scan shows emphysema". I'm a bit freaked out right now as my knowledge of this illness is that it's a death sentence. I do have a lot of wheezing and have had this for about the last year. However, I can walk a couple of… read more
Thank you for this...helps a lot! Be well!
I'm on oxygen and use a walker. I have copd. The doctor said there is nothing more they can do for me. Is this just how it is.?
I'm doing okay ☺️
It's good that you went out! Flea market is a pretty big place to explore. Keep trying and take your time and try to get some enjoyment. 🤗💐
I was diagnosed almost 2 years ago. I am not having a lot of problems breathing yet but some days are worse than others. When I was told I had COPD the Dr told me it was very mild and as long as I quit smoking it would not create much of a problem for many, many years. But she never mentioned any kind of rehab or advice other than quitting smoking. I guess she figured since I didn't have insurance that it wouldn't matter because I would never be able to afford it. I certainly feel better since… read more
I do that I think it works sometime x obv when you feel that's your third to last breath take relief meds x
I never get out and I feel it hasn’t been good for me, at the same time my anxiety gets the best of me and I give in to it.
I had a back operation that was not very successful. I have to lie on my back or side now for 12 months. I sleep a lot. Walking is very painful. I started building up a lot of phlegm and use an asthma inhaler. The pursed lips exercise does help if I do it. But hat also hurts a lot. I am about to give up.
I think PR is a great idea for you; however, I would seek advice from a PT who will talk with the PR staff before you begin the program. With your back issues, standard PR techniques may not work… read more
There are no pulmonary rehabs in my small town plus my Pulmologist says that insurance won't pay for it. I have private pay insurance. Are there any videos on the Internet about this and if so what is your experience with them.?