Holidays and copd

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Hi all, I went on holiday to Greece in the summer and had problems. I could not find a current contact number for Ika Etam, who supply oxygen in Greece as a sort of NHS equivalent and all other companies were quoting me about £1000 for a two week oxygen supply. I tried getting help through my oxygen suppliers, my respiratory nurse and the British Lung Foundation as well as researching on the net. Everything gave the same number but when I rang it was wrong as it has changed and the changes were advised over the telephone in Greek. As I only speak about 6 words of Greek, I ended up doing without oxygen therapy for two weeks as the only alternative to losing my holiday. I am hoping to go away for Xmas to Egypt. Has anyone done this? I can't be the only COPD patient who likes to travel. Can anyone offer any help or advice?

Here's hoping


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    So pleased you got your holiday. How brave of you going 2 weeks without your oxygen. I have asked around and it seems a complicated thing to arrange for oxygen when you are abroad and expensive.

    I agree, if you love your holidays and are depndant on oxygen what are you to do. Hopefully someone on the site will have the answer for you.


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    Hi Jacee, not sure if this is of any use as I am not an oxy user yet, but I had a look in my copd books and they gave following address;

    I had a quick look myself, it lists orgs such as 'Care O2' at oxygenworldwide and

    Looks like a useful site for general holiday info too so have bookmarked it myself for future reference! Hope there may be something of interest for you there. Vanessa the trainee angel :angel:

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    OOPS! Its me again, just to say ive been back to the tourism for all site and joined the forum. I think it would be worth you doing same as you like travel as you can ask all sorts of questions and get good advice by the look of it. vanessa
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