I am new to this so if I make mistakes please forgive me in advance. I have what Doctors call PH. Pulmonary Hypertension, to which there is no cure at present at least short of a complete lung and heart transplant. I am on Oxygen 24/7 now days. Yeah I went through the denial process as most people do. Figured I didn't need the Oxygen all the time so I didn't need it at all. It just felt like I was out of shape and needed to exercise more to get my strength back. I am outdoors person. I like to hunt, fish and just hike the mountains. My kids could never keep up with me in the mountains when we went hunting. Always telling me to slow down so they could catch up. I was this way until I turned around 61 and that is when I had to start slowing myself down.
If anyone gets to the point where they are feeling out of breath from doing what is normal to them, then they need to get their O2 oxygen levels are at. For most people a reading of 98% O2 is normal. Unless you have COPD and then it is lower range. So please don't think of any of this as a COPD blog, that is a different illness. That was our mistake, when I say our I mean my doctor which is also a friend and myself.