Hello again thanks to those who answered my post, I was very surprised to receive my oxygen pack today. Have been putting it to good use finding it a little strange at first the kitchen for one preparing food had to keep stopping myself from using the cooker did all the chopping and prepared as far as I could then did the actual cooking last minus the oxygen, walking around with a 5 metre trail of hosing takes some getting used to. I was left with 3 bottles for use when out and about will use them with my walker perhaps some shopping on Monday. Shower in the morning will be fun a new experience hopefully don't get tangled up in tubing, but all in all it beats getting in a panic with all the huffing and puffing and the extra exercise I get must be a help. Must pick people's brains as I saw a restriction on what creams and lotions can be used any tips welcome. Been a long day night all. Pauline X
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Glad you are finding the oxygen useful. The Air Liquide company advise against creams containing paraffin . They do suggest KY Jelly for when your nose gets crusty inside, an alternative called arouse works just as well from Poundland. I also use my walker to transport my canister outdoors. I fasten them in with a bungee strap which has hooks each end. A knot in the middle to reduce the size allows you to use the hooks clipped to each side of the walkers frame while in the basket. Once a day whilst I have the oxygen switched off I use Aveeno Daily moisturising lotion on my face . It was a tip I got on here from another member. Hope you enjoy your new freedom Joyce
Pauline, I so admire your practical, just get on with it attitude. If that was me, I'd be moaning and groaning and having full drama queen meltdowns It's very reassuring to see someone coping so well with a big change in their lives and seeing the positives rather then the negatives.
You seem to be managing it all wonderfully, especially taking a shower on your very first day on home O2. Look forward to hearing how you manage when you use it to go shopping etc. Well done again !