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  •  Keep truckin, Bro. (8+ / 0-)

    When I got out of the hospital after viral pneumonia, I was on five liters. They said I'd never be off it. Now I'm jogging. Well, shuffling. Ain't CO2 intoxication grand? Paranoia + hallucination + immobility.

    My doctor's cool. I asked what I should do, he said "Try for a heart attack". I'm working on it.

    GOP: Bankers, billionaires, suckers, and dupes.

    by gzodik on Tue Sep 18, 2012 at 06:14:37 AM PDT

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    •  Damn five liters? (0+ / 0-)

      I'm supposed to be on two and a half full time, but mostly I keep it down to two. And sometimes I don't use it at all, but doc don't like it. Glad you like your doctor and are doing better. One thing I've found is that it's important to have a doctor you like. Mine's pretty funny too. Actually my sig line was stolen from him. I think I asked him what I could do to live a little longer. He turned and said: "Well, you could breathe. If you can, you ain't dead yet."

      Breathe. If you can, you ain't dead yet.

      by Socratic Method on Tue Sep 18, 2012 at 07:01:07 PM PDT

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      •  Oh, hey. (0+ / 0-)

        Better late than never? Typical me.

        Have you got a finger oximeter? I found one from Amazon, $35 on sale.

         My doctor still wants me to do one liter at night. Apparently night breathing is inefficient. He loaned me this recording oximeter that showed I was going down to 75% overnight.

        I don't know what I'm going to do when I go on vacation. They've got these portable oxygen generators now, you can even take them on the plane, but they're kind of expensive  to rent. I guess I'll just do without.

        Luck,

        GOP: Bankers, billionaires, suckers, and dupes.

        by gzodik on Fri Sep 21, 2012 at 03:26:36 PM PDT

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