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While attending my final session of pulmonary rehab yesterday, the respiratory nurse took me aside to say that she had made an appointment for Friday to discuss and look into the possibility of my going onto oxygen.
As my sats are generally OK at rest, but dip quickly and seriously with even mild exertion, she is recommending 'ambulatory' oxygen use. I must say I am really excited by this as I have been so worried at times when my fingertip oxymeter has shown O2 at 80 just for putting my coat on or when I make a cup of coffee. Even more scary is walking uphill to my front door with sats dipping to 72 and my pulse at 130 plus!
Anyhow, I am hoping that \" ambulatory\" oxygen will mean the liquid kind where you can fill small flasks from the larger reservoir, as then I will be able to get out and about so much more! I keep telling myself not to count my chickens before they hatch but I cant help imagining myself cleaning the windows, going for cliff path walks and so on!
I will keep you all posted on what happens as it happens so that future visitors in similar circumstances can see what to expect.
Please could those of you with experience of oxygen let me know what kind you have and your opinions of it?
Yours impatiently and excitedly! Vanessa
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