Had a bit of a scare at 4.00 this morning when I woke up needing to go to the loo. None of the lights were working so it didn't take me long to realise we were in the middle of a power cut. Panic then ensued when it occurred to me that Stuart was asleep in the next bedroom connected to the oxygen machine, which of course obviously was producing no oxygen because there was no power! We've only had the concentrator for about 3 weeks so this is something you don't really think about happening. The very big oxygen cylinder they give you to use in such an emergency event is actually next to his chair downstairs, which is where he spends the most hours out of 24. So I had to dash downstairs to bring up a smaller, portable cylinder for him, then woke him up to tell him what was going on. ( You will note that, typical man that he is, he's sleeping peacefully like an innocent babe whilst I' m going through all this trauma!!). Thank goodness I had a portable cylinder in the house as they are generally kept in the garage these days. The power came back on quite soon after all this activity, but I was very concerned when I saw from the cooker clock that the power went off a few minutes after midnight. So Stuart had been sleeping without the oxygen for over 4 hours! Could this have done him any harm I wonder? Anyway, I certainly learned a few lessons from this whole saga. Firstly, I need to find out from the oxygen company if there is some sort of alarm to let you know there is a power cut. Secondly, thank goodness I always keep a torch by the bedside which enabled me to move around the house quickly in the dark whislt getting the candles out. Then, on lighting a candle it occurred to me "should I be lighting candles in a house where there are oxygen cylinders about?" So I suppose I must get more torches and batteries. Now that Stuart is using a concentrator 24x7, I now keep the supply of portable cylinders he has in the garage. Well, thank goodness there happened to be one in the hall otherwise I would have had to go out to the garage at 4 am in the dark to get one! You only really learn about things by experience as I certainly discovered last night! Oh well, must now go round the house resetting all the clocks, boiler timer, etc. Also phone the stairlift company to confirm (for my peace of mind) that the lift would have worked should it have been necessary for Stuart to come downstairs during the power cut. Has anyone out there got any other tips about what to do in a power cut?