I was first told I had COPD five years ago. In my own crazy way of denial I had it in my head that as long as I stayed strong physically that I could somehow stop the advancement of it. Guess I fooled myself for a while. My career choices have always been very physical types of work. I recently had to accept the fact that I have to have oxygen at night while sleeping. This has been a tough reality slap for me. I know in my heart that my next step is going to be a career change. My pacer says I take 13,000 steps a day and I am around cleaning chemicals during that time. It is becoming too physically demanding for me. Has anyone gotten new employment while on oxygen all the time? Not sure what to do. If I leave my current employment to save my health then I walk away from insurance to cover my medical also. Any experiences in this field would be greatly appreciated.