In January 2014 after two hospitalizations because of a terrible chest infections, I was prescribed 1/2 litre oxygen for a min 15 hours daily. I also have canisters in case for ambulatory use. I still work 3 days a week, just admin, nothing strenuous, just driving there and back. (Blue badge holder) so can park at work. So at first I didn't bother bringing the amb oxy but after almost killing myself just getting from the car to the building, I started putting oxygen in the car and even bringing it up to office. However I found that even using oxygen up to a litre, I was even more breathless and my heart was practically leaping out my chest. Now, In addition to Severe COPD , I have Severe Pulmonary Hypertension! So, I thought so much for oxygen prolonging your life? Then the other day, when I was checking one of the canisters, when I realized that for the past 2 months or so I hadn't actually been switching on the oxygen as I FORGOT to turn the black wheel bit! I can only think that at the time I was prescribed oxygen, I was in such denial, l that I refused to absorb the info from the oxygen people .
Hope everyone is breathing OK?