yes, got a concentrator. But I was thinking of when I wasn't home--not a huge deal.
NGU--that one would be PERFECT! I'm a great searcher--but I couldn't find anything. I saw Joyce's post after I posted this--hers would work, too.
I'm going to see if I can get medicare to pay for one--I'd imagine it would work for quite a while--since I guess they only will pay for one in a lifetime or something like that!
You all really the best people in the world. I honestly wouldn't have kept calling companies if not for your folk's support. I was in mega-give-up mode.
We had to teach a class today--the lady had paid for it months ago--and I had a really bad time trying to walk from the car to the office--my daughter ended up having to teach most of the class--I gotta take one of the tanks there.
They will only pay for, I think, 6 portable tanks per month--and they only last about 4 hours--so I can't go out too much--but it'll be great just going out once in a while.
The big one on the wheeled thing--I can't get up and down the stairs. I can see it now--unguided missile when I drop it. The nice RT last night told me that the portable concentrators didn't work well--but it's no matter--as my insurance won't pay to rent one anyway.
I did find a concentrator on Cl yesterday for $75. I might buy it if I can sell something quick to take to the office.
I'm still a tad worried about the c-pap weakening my muscles more--but the pulmonary doc did say he'd change it to bi-pap if that happens. He also had the c-pap exhale pressure lowered on the machine so I don't have to "fight" to exhale.
A portable electric chair and a cheap mini-van and I'll be almost a real person again! I'm waiting on a call back from a lady that might trade a powerchair for a spare electric bed I have from my school.
Trfogey--you're right about the 40ft cord. I already tripped over it once
But I'm SOOOO happy to have it. It's probably psychological--but I feel more alert--and only got a little short of breath at the office today. It's plain silly to be tickled to death about being on oxygen--but I am so glad it seems to be making a difference--although it's very drying on my nose.
Thank you guys again