oxygen and how do people manage to carry it around with them, I have fractures in my spine and am finding it very difficult
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Managing oxygen cyliners
Hi, Angie, I am on Ambulatory Oxygen via a portable oxygen concentrator. I also have Lung Cancer and have lost a lot of body strength, so I use a rollator to help me walk and put my concentrator on the Rollator. It works well for me. Good luck, John
hi thanks for your reply sorry to hear of your illness, glad you can get around though
Hi Angie, ooooh yes they are very heavy aren’t they ? They make getting around very tricky. Yes you can request a trolley, from the 02 supplier or maybe use a shopping trolley ?
I use a mother tank and fill small flasks from that, wearing them on my back in a small special back pack. I find that much easier to manage, but then I do t have spinal fractures.
I hope you can work something out.
thank you Pauline where did you get the mother back pack and the small flasks
Hi Angie, The mother tank and flasks come from .home oxygen service ( well via their 02 supplier ) The flasks can need quite a bit of strength to fill but using them makes life a lots easier than those heavy bottles. They last me 4 hrs each on 3-4 litres per minute. I have a static concentrator for use in the house.
Here are some photos of the tank and flasks.
If I can help more just do ask.
Here is the mother tank and spare static
These are the ones I use both very heavy and don’t do my back any good, the cylinders only last an hour! It would be a lot easier if they lasted longer, thank you for your help x
Let me know how you get on Angie.
will do although my supplier has said I have to go through my respiratory team, I will try to speak with Someone next week x
Hi, I can’t use the DD size ones in the backpack either but there are smaller ones which you might be able to manage in a backpack (you can get a special one for them). I don’t think they do a trolley for the smaller ones, although you could put just one of the backpack straps over one shoulder (I do that and then it doesn’t hurt my spine).
Just to say if you do decide to use a backpack and it's boring, see if you can find a local sewer (power of facebook!) to make you a funky one.
😃 that’s me I can and do make so much, do you happen to know by of a pattern ? I asked my oxygen supplier about the smaller cylinders and they have answered saying I need to discuss with my respiratory group!
I don't I'm afraid. Are you on any Sewing Bee forums? The members are a mine of info and someone is bound to know of a pattern.
I hi Angie yes they are heavy I use a tri wheel two handled trolley it gives me stability and carries the cylinder 😀
there are many different kinds of trolleys. Some hold two or more tanks as well. Here is an example of one. GD
hi,I’m on ambulatory oxygen. I use a concentrator,I really struggled with the weight,due to fractured vertebrae.
I noticed that if I used a trolley in supermarkets it relievedvmy back pain.
I got a rollator,I can transport my oxygen concentrator in it. It’s great .
Hi thank you you for your reply, I’m very new to oxygen and I’m unsure what you mean when you say concentrator, I thought that was the large machine I have plugged in to my electric at home, what I’m using to go out and whilst on the move around the house is a cylinder and I have a back carrier and a trolley both of which I find are just too heavy for me to move around.
I have a small concentrater, Which charges From the electric .
I use for outside whilst mobilising. It fits in my stroller easily. As it’s fairly compact.
it’s heavy for me.i would struggle to carry it with the handle.
may I ask where you got the small concentrator and how long it would last say on 6L please
thank you x
I’ve learnt to cope with the cylinders but normally use the concentrator because it lasts longer and can be recharged. I also find a rollator much easier. It holds the box and my bag as well as supporting me to walk. My problem is where to put the long tube. Do you coil it or what? It’s very easy to trip over. Any ideas?
Request a trolley from o2 supplier. Linda