Hi all, I am just 45 and I have just joined the community and would like to know if anyone is or has gone through a similar situation as me, as i am now getting really stressed with it all and am on the point of early retirement for ill health reasons.
I have a veritable plethera (been reading dictionary again) of issues going on including Hepatapulmonary Syndrome, Hole in heart, diabetes 2, liver cirrhosis, portal hypertension, oesophageal varices, Severe obstructive sleep apnoea, sciatica, and a few other minor ones and have just been told I need to go on Long Term Oxygen Therapy for low oxygen levels. I am being told 8 hours of use per day and a sleep trial to decide whether I can go on 8 hours a night as well. Other wise it will be 16 hours per day. Unfortunately the flow rate I will need has not yet been ascertained as the oxygen testing machine broke dring my assessment but I am led to belive it will be around the 2-3 lpm mark. Again I am being told I will be given an oxygen concentrating machine which is non portable.
I am currently still just managing 20 hours a week at work but 8 hours a day would just about kill staying at work unless they guve me a transportable machine and I am not sure about the health and safety situation of taking oxygen in an office not to mention the embarassment factor.
Has anyone gone through this process before and how did they go on?