I try to remain positive but I have had such a rapid decline in ability to not become breathless. I used to be able to pace my walking to where the lowest my oxygen saturation would drop was 86% and I could manage without oxygen. Beginning of November I could walk 50 feet drop in oxygen saturation to the upper 80's I could recover relatively quickly without oxygen. Jump to today 50 feet drop in oxygen saturation to the mid 70's recovery without oxygen takes 5 to 10 minutes and with using the oxygen I still drop to upper 80's and lower 90's of course reocovery to 93% is quicker. So use the oxygen...now I'm attached to tubing. 😔 It makes life more difficult to navigate.
Billbob10 I've watched some videos on the Buteko Method and I'm going to purchase a book on it next payday. I'm not sure how much it will help and I do understand the theory behind it as breathing is driven by carbon dioxide levels in blood. Regulating breathing and not panicking or hyper ventilating is something I have done since my diagnosis in 2010. I need to read and practice this method to see just if it will help trust me I'm serious about it.
Back to the title recently after several months away I did post and perhaps it wasn't positive in nature but in the moment it was what was going on in my brain. I guess what I'm saying this site is more for info. With my decline being so rapid over the last 2 months I have fear so I guess I should go see a Psychiatrist.
I want to thank Rubyred777 for checking on me January 5th. I want to thank helen6 for reminding me positivity goes a long way. Thank billybob10 for the info I will definitely try to put it into action.