I'm newly diagnosed with copd just 6 weeks ago. I have my 1st appointment with my nurse on Monday I know she want's a couple of blood gases readings, I am currently on home oxygen until they can ascertain my copd's severity. I was told the damage from my lung's failing can take up to 12 weeks to repair themselves, and I may get rid of the oxygen 24/7 dependent on how much was damage and how much is the copd??
I've noticed that my saturation levels can drop as much as 10% some days if I remove my oxygen for a quick trip to the toilet, its literately a 2 min walk there and back but they have become a lot quicker to climb back up to my normal 94/95% literately 30 seconds or so when I'm seated again without the oxygen and as much as 97-98% with the oxygen. Is that what I need to be looking for rather than how low they can go??
I'm following everybody's advice eating well, staying of the cigarettes, taking regular exercise and trying not to stress about everything to much. I'm also on a 3 month waiting list for PR at my hospital.. I hope that all makes sense!