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!