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I recently had some tests regarding my diagnosis of copd. My repirologist put me on a cpap machine to use at night. It also helps with some with copd. It has really helped me. More energy in the daytime. Just have been on it for 2 months now. He gave me two other tests to measure my oxygen levels. One was the walk test to where I was on a tread mill. First part of the test was 6 minutes without oxygen then a rest then 6 minutes with oxygen. I could only get to 4 minutes but no proplem with 6 minutes with oxygen. Now last week the repirolgy clinic called after my Dr. got the report. I sure was not expecting what happened. They wanted to know what a good time was to deliver oxygen to my home!!!!! I was so upset. In any case the big unit that makes oxygen only has to be used on excertion. Not a night nor when I am sitting. my oxygen level is on an average of 95 when sitting. I want to get into an excercise programe. I would like to know just what excertion involves. I know going up and down stairs, heavy housework but was wondering about simply walking around my home would require me to use it. It has a 50 ft. hose so I can get uptairs or down another flight to the laundry room. Boy I sure have to be careful not to trip and fall. Thank God my cat is declawed. He loves playing with the moving cord.
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