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Friday, July 15, 2011

I sometimes wonder what I would do if I worked a job. I looked at my dayplanner this week and I had only 1 day thru the end of the month when there wasn't at least 1 thing scheduled. Many days have at least 2. Of course, 3x a week I am taking DH to rehab and while he is there, I am going to the gym.
I was shocked this afternoon when DH agreed to accompany me to the pool-for some reason he hasn't wanted to go this year. He seems to be getting less strong since he started rehab instead of it building him up. For some reason, his BP goes down the more he exerts himself instead of getting higher and then it falls to the point he feels dizzy or weak. The PT folks have him sit down after his exercises at rehab and won't let him leave until he sits for several minutes. Does anyone else out there have similar reaction to exercise??? We are trying to understand what is going on. He isn't scheduled to go to the Dr till Sept but if this persists I think I am going to be making a call to see what he thinks. His BP went to 94/60 this morning after his session which is really low for him.
I was happy he was able to walk in the pool for approximately an hour and it didn't seem to cause a problem. Hoping to get him to go more often and maybe that will help build his stamina. Before his stents May 1, we were walking 3+ miles at least 6 days a week and we had worked back up to 2-3 miles most mornings before he started rehab but the heat was really bothering him so dr did not think his being outside in the hot, humid air was good-hence, rehab in the a/c!
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  • MSLZZY
    Stay on top of DH's issues and call the doctor if you need to follow up on
    what is happening. As for working, it is overrated LOL!
    3520 days ago
  • INFLATED
    I am guessing that the therapist is in the pool when you are doing pool therapy? If not, then may I suggest your husband wear a life preserver. I wear one if my son isn't swimming with me. My husband can't swim and it is just a safety precaution. You don't want you husband to have a dizzy spell in the water and start floundering out of panic.
    3522 days ago
  • JULESDUD1
    Sounds like pool therapy will do him better at this time. I would ask the therapist to call the MD and discuss the problems with rehab. Then follow up with the therapist. If no response or recommendations from them, then call MD yourself to reinforce what the therapist relayed. I hope it goes better for you. You both deserve some peace of mind & body! Best wishes! emoticon
    3522 days ago
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