I would like to sing the praises of three amazing Pulmonary Rehabilitation Physiotherapists who have supported my health care for the past 15 years. I did phase 1 in hospital and at home, phase 2 at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital as an out patient in the program, then for the past 15 years have attended weekly maintenance classes in the community. I have not been re-hospitalised in that time, since the initial 2 months I spent fighting severe pneumonia and respiratory failure. I have travelled a lot, now using oxygen when flying, and camped in many remote places.
At home I do heaps of volunteering both as a health consumer representative on various Government committees and also lead L I F E a respiratory support group. Without these three wonderful pulmonary physios I know all this would not be possible.