Home w oxygen following surgery?
Thanks so much!
Are you in touch with a pulminologist? They're the doctors that specialize with breathing and could guide better than any body. You are lucky that you are doing so well. I had severe complications that required me to be on oxygen for 24/7. Thank God, I have a pulminary doctor that was able to get off oxygen tanks for good.
As I mentioned before, talk to your pulminologist. They're the ones with the expertise on how to handle oxygen
Call them and ask.
The band got me to goal, the sleeve will keep me there.
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My pulmonologist put me ON oxygen 10 days before my surgery because my COPD was so bad he was afraid I wouldn't be able to be weened off the ventilator post op. Everything went fine as far as that goes, but it took 6 months of pulmonary rehab (medically monitored cardio workouts) before he was convinced that I no longer needed the oxygen 24/7. I'm surprised that they don't have you on that type of program to get you weened off the oxygen.
Pre-Op 3 mos. post op 5 mos. post op At Goal Surgery Date - 12/10/2009 Goal Met -8/26/2010
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When I was discharged, I was only told I needed it and would be evaluated. That will be my first question tomorrow morning.
I use the spirometer thing I was sent home with regularly. I can do the breathing, but it leaves me out of breath, actually. And I am breathing so shallowly. Also, hard to go out and walk when I tethered to the oxygen and it is heavy to carry the portable one.
Thanks for all the feedback.