Hi all . I went to physio yesterday for walking test , Told the physio that i now had an oximeter and was a bit concerned about the low readings i get at times ( 55% putting rubbish out is the lowest and another time 65% after walking from the bottom of the garden and it is regularly below what i thought was the lowest it could safely go at 85%. We almost had a stand up row over this , he said that they don't like people monitoring their own sats as it is a scientific measurement and can be influenced by all sorts of other things , the best reasonn of which was cold hands and low blood flow to fingers ( neither of which is the case with me ) . I am concerned that as i have had my lung condition for over 50 years i have become used to being sob and at risk of organ damage if my sats get too low . In the finish he said i should rest if i get severely out of breath ( which is pretty obvious and i do ) and that low sats are ok as everyone gets out breath when exercising , it's normal . I would normally ask the resp nurse for a second opinion but she , and the consultant , are on holiday .The walking test showed that i cannot do the 20 minute 1.5 mile per hour walk that was last ' prescribed ' and i now do 1.1 miles per hour for 20 minutes . I suppose what i would like to know is when can organ damage occur , if anyone has any idea i woukld much appreciate the info as i am getting stressed , something new to me as i am very calm . xxxx Dinny xxxx
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