Went for Pulmonary Rehab assessment and was told need oxygen for any activities (including just walking) - even though she said the oxygen levels rise very quickly when I relax. Am in shock because don't even use Ventolin on a regular basis and when I get out of breath I just stop and wait for it to get better before carrying on etc. My FEV levels are 49%. Also, I don't feel 100% at the moment (no outward signs of illness, but feel under the weather).
I was told that I probably won't be eligible for liquid oxygen because I live in a flat - does anyone else living in a flat get liquid oxygen (the type you can decant into a portable canister for carrying around)? Apparently the alternative is lugging around large canisters on a trolley - I don't have a car and as I work full-time etc this is not a viable option. Was also told that I MAY not be eligible for PR if I don't accept the oxygen......... feeling very upset with nowhere to turn - just don't have enough info on any of this. Will send e-mail to BLF after this re type of oxygen available for flats etc, but if anyone has any info at all I would be most grateful.