As I keep saying – part of my survival with late stage III COPD is to continually read and learn as much as I can about my ailment and those ailments closely related to it.
Working to pass on some of this information is part of my acceptance of my condition and all it entails, which means sharing what I may learn, read and experience with others so they know they are not alone and just maybe may find or be refreshed about some new tidbit of information to help with their own struggles with COPD and/or life altering disease.
So as with previous postings I share with hopes of raising awareness among others about COPD – this time with some questions and discussion about ‘Pulmonary Rehab’.
‘Pulmonary Rehab’ in any sense is needed to help delay the eventual loss of ability to do things we are used to doing and have control over – especially our ability to breath.
The ‘why’ of pulmonary rehab would be the reasons you find for going to pulmonary rehab and getting the needed direction to improve your battle with COPD/Asthma.
A ‘why’ would be to learn more about your lung disease, your overall health and how you can properly work on managing it.
A ‘why’ would be to begin learning how to breathe more effectively or learning to move more air with less effort.
A ‘why’ would be to help cut back on trips to your physician, hospital or emergency room due to problems in breathing brought on by your COPD/Asthma.
A ‘why’ would be to learn how you can keep yourself in overall better physical condition while gaining more stamina and flexibility.
A ‘why’ would be helping you learn quality coping skills for dealing with your COPD/Asthma which in turn should help you experience less anxiety, panic and feelings of depression when dealing with your breathing problems.
And a ‘why’ would be to give you a chance to socialize, meet others dealing with similar battles of COPD/Asthma which in turn can build friendships and group support so you know you are not alone in your battles.
Do you understand the importance of the ‘why’ of your own personal pulmonary rehab program?
Can you benefit from the keys to the ‘why’ pulmonary rehab is important?
Only you can make the final decision of using a pulmonary rehab program to make your life physically more ready for that battle ahead, have you made or done it?
As always – if you or anyone you know have any symptoms involving lung and breathing functionality, and they linger over and over while disrupting a lifestyle – then please ask questions and get it checked out.
Remember always that without breathing a person is without life itself.
With that I bid to all – smiles, prayers, blessings and steady breathing – Mr. William.
(Copyright@2015, CrossDove Writer)
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(Information gathered from various news/health websites, the book “Live Your Life with COPD” by Jane M. Martin and COPD Foundation’s “Big Fat Reference Guide on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)