Today was my first day of cardiac rehab and it was better than I expected.
Most of today was spent meeting with physical therapists and nurses and I didn’t realize how much I needed that. I needed an opportunity to sit down with someone who has experience in this and be able to ask all the questions without any judgement or pity. Today I only did about 10 minutes of physical activity but those 10 minutes felt amazing. I haven’t been on a bike in over 6 months and I have missed it, even though they did put me on an airdyne bike. I was able to ride about 1 mile in 6 minutes and as a friend of mine pointed out that is equal to about 12mph. I will start the physical part of my rehab on Friday and the goal is for me to go 3 days a week for 12 weeks. During these 12 weeks I will have an opportunity to speak with nutritionalists, therapists, and other heart failure patients.
There is no doubt that this will give me the confidence and peace of mind that PPCM stole from me.