Last night I received a delivery of a concentrator and portable oxygen tanks. This is because when I went to my new Pulmonologist my 02 Saturation level was at 86%. I worked for 10 years in a DME company, but I was never on this side of a cannula!
I wasn't a smoker, but I think everyone will see me and assume I ruined my own life with reckless living. In actuality, what happened was I got the flu and bronchitis last winter, which left me with constricted airways and asthma. I am ineligible for flu shots because of a neurological condition.
I realize this oxygen will help prevent damage to other organs, but this is depressing and embarrassing.