If you are put on oxygen does it help for taking a walk?
What other differences does it make to your COPD?
Barb at 74
, I find it easier and faster to walk in a grocery store pushing a cart with my smaller oxygen tank put in the child seat. To walk outside, I bring a cane to add to support. I just find walking and breathing are easier with some kind of support. Also I wear 2 masks outside, and I push the air out of the side of my mouth toward my ear so I am not breathing in what I just exhaled.
, that's great advice, thanks for sharing! All the best, Sam S. (COPD.Net Team Member).
I have trouble when I eat. I quit smoking 5yrs. ago. I now have a good appetite. I have lots of energy before I eat. As soon as I eat(small) I lose my energy. So because of that I put off eating, which isn't healthy. Any suggestions?
Amykt, thanks for all your answers. I have been trying to get my blood tested for a while now, but because I am on oxygen 24hrs a day, it's hard for me to wait in line for a long time. Tried on line, not tech savvy, but gave me one time to go, & when I went was given a different time. I will keep trying to get it tested. Thanks again for all your help. From buddy Foxy.
Digesting and sleepiness
Thanks again Leon, you have good ideas l am going to try. I am also underweight, so l am trying to keep as much weight as I can on. That's why I could eat a lot more than small portions.
Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT Moderator
Hi again, Buddy - glad to have been of some help for you. Good luck - please keep us posted as to how this all works out for you! If we can assist you further in any way, please let me or any other moderator / team member know.
You are always welcome here! All the best,
Leon (site moderator COPD.net)