This is my story it happened in May of 15 I was diagnosed years before this took place and just didn't take it serious I wouldn't quit smoking when told I had COPD didn't know just how serious this progressive disease was and thought the dr, just wanted me to quit smoking , after several years dealing with low oxygen levels I started get bouts of sickness that would put me in the hospital first was for A - fib heart rhythms problem which I think was a first sign of COPD that lead to three bouts of five days in hospital then a passer was implanted , secondly they told me about the COPD that was like several years before I really got sick , I was the usual sick back and forth to dr, and hospital stays but it would clear up not realising it wasn't curable and progressive as it went on at first put on three lpm. At night only then that went also as needed , then I was suppose to use all the time I wouldn't and just delt with the low oxygen even tieing my shoes became difficult , lost interest in things I loved then I started turning light blue my wife would say and also daughter also I would just shake my head started to check my oxygen and it was 67 exertion about 77 at rest so I went to dr, he put me in hospital that's when the nightmere happened at first I remember going to the ER but that is about all next I was given way to much oxygen like twelve lpm. Which lead to carbon retention stacking effect of oxygen and no way for carbon to get out very dangerous so things got worst I started to go down hill high temp and flem mucus build up lungs were full near death now and ice packed incurbaited for two weeks then this hospital couldn't handle me so I was moved to the capital hospital and put in ICU still in coma now induced " they had to vent me because u can only be incurbaited 13 days or u will losses your ability to eat and drink and talk forever ,so that is how it went for three months in to rehab six weeks just to learn how to walk , o no one thought I was going to make it the dr. Couldn't believe I made this turn around its been about a year now I'm on six lpm. 24/7 vent is out , I do walk but oxygen levels are still and issue at exertion , and can only walk fourth feet before I need to rest , time to sell the Harley , I guess ? If u don't listen to your dr, this may be u so be careful
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